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August 17, 2010

Airline passengers lose long-delay compensation right

by Gill Montia

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UK air passengers can no longer claim compensation from airlines for long flight delays.

According to a BBC report, the right has been suspended by the High Court.

In November of last year, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the damage sustained by air passengers in cases of long delay is comparable with that of cancellation, unless the delay is caused by “extraordinary circumstances” beyond the control of the airline.

However, the High Court has referred the matter back to the ECJ for a further hearing and has put a stay on new rulings in the UK, until the ECJ has time to reconsider.

A new judgment from the ECJ could be delayed until the first half of 2012, an airline source told the BBC.

 

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