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British Airways fails to prove it could not have rerouted passengers onto quicker flights

District Judge Atkin sitting at the County Court at Uxbridge has awarded passengers compensation after BA failed to reroute passengers onto an earlier flight. In Muetze, Heggerman, and Siemens v British Airways the Claimants were passengers on two directly connecting flights from Shanghai to Hamburg via London Heathrow. The first flight was delayed by 16 […]

Ryanair Passengers on board diverted flight would not be eligible for compensation

Last Sunday a flight operated by low cost airline Ryanair was diverted on approach to their final destination of Vilnius, Lithuania to Minsk in Belarus. A dummy terrorist threat was issued against the aircraft and a fighter jet also “escorted” the aircraft to make the unscheduled stop. Upon arrival one of the passengers Roman Protasevich […]

Leading Academic criticises “hopelessly complicated” User Guide for Road Traffic Accident victims.

Injured road traffic accident victims are being encouraged to bring a claim for compensation without the help of specialist lawyers if their accident occurs on or after 31st May 2021. A new “Official Injury Claim” online portal has been set up aimed at allowing anybody to represent themselves against insurers when they have been injured […]

European Court of Justice rules that union led strikes do not provide a Defence to flight compensation claims

The European Court of Justice has recently paved the way for tens of thousands more compensation claims to be made under EU regulation 261/2004. In Case C-28/20, Airhelp Ltd v Scandinavian Airlines System the ECJ has ruled that airlines still have to compensate passengers whose flights are cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours […]

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