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Online Maik

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Flight compensation
« on: Saturday, 07 April, 2018 @ 18:02:21 »
Flight compensation: UK passengers will have stronger rights after Brexit

Passengers will have stronger rights flying from the UK than from EU airports after Brexit.

The government has said it has no intention to change compensation rules on delayed flights, even though the EU is soon to reduce pay-outs.

In addition, airlines could be ordered to make travellers’ entitlements clearer — for example by making on-board announcements advising delayed passengers to claim, or automatically paying compensation.

Airlines, which have long lobbied for less onerous compensation obligations, are dismayed at the new proposals.

But legal confusion will reign when EU rules are eased. An Air France flight from Manchester to Paris would be subject to two conflicting sets of consumer protection laws: the EU regulations because the French airline is European, and the UK version which will apply to all departures from Britain. Lawyers and claims managers are likely to thrive from the extra complexity.

"Airlines... are dismayed at the new proposals." No kidding?

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Flight compensation
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 07 April, 2018 @ 23:12:42 »
I'll believe it when I see it!