Aviation: Let’s go fly a kite… on time

Ron Cheriyan looks at recent developments in flight delay claims ‘With the narrowing of “extraordinary circumstances”, airlines may now struggle to defend a significant proportion of their claims.’First we had road traffic accident (RTA) claims. Next there were payment protection insurance (PPI) claims. The latest compensation frenzy centres on flight delay claims. Air passengers, frustrated …
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Cases Referenced

  • Case C-549/07 Wallentin-Hermann v Alitalia [2008] I-11061
  • Cases C-402/07 and C-432/07 Sturgeon & ors v Condor & ors v Air France SA [2009] ECR I-10923
  • Cases C-581/10 and C-629/10 Nelson & ors v Deutsche Lufthansa AG; TUI Travel plc & ors v Civil Aviation Authority [2012] ECLI:EU:C:2012:657
  • Dawson v Thomson Airways Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 845
  • Jet2.com Ltd v Huzar [2014] EWCA Civ 791