[NEWS SHARE] UK Consumer Rights Act 2015: potential relief for #aviation

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The new UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) has caused concern in some quarters, particularly given the potential impact on the transport sector of some of the new remedies it creates. In particular, outside of the CRA, the maritime, aviation… Continue Reading

Even in the event of a flight Delay or cancellation on account of unforeseen technical problems, air carriers are required to compensate passengers

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Even in the event of a flight cancellation on account of unforeseen technical problems, air carriers are required to compensate passengers  Judgment in Case C-257/14  Corina van der Lans v Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij NV  However, certain technical problems resulting, in… Continue Reading

[News Share] Goel & Trivedi v Ryanair – a question of contractual limitation for EC Regulation 261/2004 claims

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On 6 August 2015, in an appeal concerning a claim for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004 (the regulation), the County Court at Manchester examined the scope of a provision in Ryanair’s general conditions of carriage (GCC), purporting to extinguish any… Continue Reading

[News Share] Ratification of the Cape Town Convention by the UK

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On 27 July 2015 the United Kingdom’s instruments of ratification to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment 2001 and the Protocol thereto on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment 2001 (together for the purposes of this article the “Cape… Continue Reading

Disability. Your Rights When Flying from the UK

The rights of air passengers who either have a disability or reduced mobility are at the heart of two new sets of CAA legal powers. Under EU regulations passengers with a disability and people with reduced mobility (PRM) are legally… Continue Reading

CAA announces delay to full introduction of Standardised European Rules of the Air

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) this week, confirmed that the UK implementation of significant elements of the European Union’s Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) has been delayed. As a result, there will be no changes to the UK Rules… Continue Reading

AVSEC World Conference to Discuss Critical Challenges to Aviation Security

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that AVSEC World, the leading conference and exhibition devoted to aviation security, will take place 27-29 October in Washington, D.C. The annual event is expected to attract more than 300 delegates in security-related… Continue Reading

U.S. DoT Rejects Norwegian Air Shuttle Bid, but it’s Not Over

The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) issued a ruling denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for an exemption to serve the U.S. The ruling came around 5 p.m. EDT, or just moments before DOT’s statutory deadline for the decision. A bit of background… Continue Reading

When Is My Flight Late? Henning v Germanwings in The ECJ (CJEU)

A flight has officially arrived at its destination only when at least one of its doors opens, the European Union’s highest court said Thursday in a judgment that will speak to the heart of any passenger who’s ever had his flight delayed by… Continue Reading