Delayed Flight

Passengers awarded compensation against Easyjet after 34 hour flight delay nightmare

Ms Smikle and her family were travelling with Easyjet from London Gatwick to Madeira on 27 May 2019. The flight ended up being delayed by 34 hours and 10 minutes. Ms Smikle instructed Hayward Baker to bring a claim for compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004 for £350 for each passenger. Easyjet denied liability stating that […]

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 […]

Court rules compensation payable after concluding passenger could have been rebooked onto quicker flight

Hayward Baker represented Mr Grant in a claim for compensation under European Regulation 261/2004 at the Wandsworth County Court. Mr Grant sought 400 euros from Turkish Airlines. On 10 November 2018 Mr Grant was flying with Turkish Airlines from London to Istanbul and then onto Ecran Airport in Northern Cyprus. The first flight was delayed […]

Lightning Strike to aircraft deemed to be a “non-extraordinary” event by Uxbridge County Court

Sitting at the Uxbridge County Court District Judge Ahmed has ordered Lufthansa to pay compensation to our Client Ms Ptichkina. Our Client was travelling from St Petersburg to London Heathrow via Munich in September 2019. Her first flight was delayed by over 4 hours causing her to miss her connecting flight resulting in a total […]

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 […]

Court finds Ryanair failed to use all reasonable measures to prevent long delay

Our Client was travelling from Sofia to Birmingham with Ryanair and experienced a nearly 5 hour delay. Hayward Baker were instructed to bring court proceedings against Ryanair for their refusal to pay compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004. Ryanair sought to argue that the flight was delayed due to “extraordinary circumstances which no reasonable measures could […]

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