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BA/American Airlines

I’m after some advice, please.

Does anyone know is if it’s worth pursuing a claim for a 3 hour 40 minute delayed flight from the USA to UK in May of this year?
The flight was booked through BA, but operated by AA, and AA insist that I am not entitled to compensation as the flight was from the USA and not covered but the EU regs. 
My question is whether, as I booked with BA, and my contract is with them, I should pursue this with BA?
I have tried the CAA and was unable to submit a complaint about AA. When I submitted a complaint about BA, CAA redirected me to CEDR. CEDR said that they cannot assist with a complaint about AA, despite me stating it was about BA, and told me to contact the CAA. 
I’m considering giving up, but it’s frustrating going round in circles and seemingly being fobbed off at every turn, so it’s a point of principle now!
Thanks for reading :-)


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