The European Court of Justice has today handed down an opinion that could lead to tens of thousands of UK airline passengers to finally receive compensation for flight delays that were caused by bird strikes.
Up to 750 more passengers were affected by the impounding and they are all entitled to €600 each (totalling €450,000 compensation)
£17.6million court case stands to benefit 54,000 delayed passengers in the UK
Victory for delayed passengers as European Court of Justice rules that ‘a technical problem’ is NOT an extraordinary circumstance.
Victory for millions of consumers, after Judge rules that Ryanair can not limit how long passengers have to claim flight delay compensation
Judge says Ryanair’s Terms and Conditions ‘fall foul’ of European Flight Delay Law.
Court hearing that stands to affect millions of consumers took place today (August 6th 2015)
CAA used apparently incorrect information for an official report, and state that “Ryanair is not applying a two-year limit on claims.
District Judge says if airlines won’t pay for relief staff at airports, ‘they must also build into their thinking the risk that they may have to pay passengers compensation.’
A Judge has ruled that ‘bird strikes’ are not one of the extraordinary circumstances airlines can use as a defence against paying flight delay compensation under
EU Regulation 261/2004.
Airline told it can’t keep passengers waiting for compensation.
Judge rules in passenger’s favour in test case of Allen V Jet2.com: ‘…a line should now be drawn. Justice delayed is justice denied.’
Bott and Co Solicitors are celebrating the second birthday of their flight delay compensation service this month. Since launching in 2013, the firm has recovered over £4.2million for passengers.
Bott and Co won two prestigious gongs at last night’s Modern Law Awards 2014.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has wrongly denied up to 9,747 passenger claims for flight delay compensation based on defunct guidelines with no legal standing.