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

10 October 2014  

Ron Cheriyan looks at recent developments in flight delay 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 by such delays, are now suing the airlines in a bid to obtain compensation. But what exactly is the consumer’s new weapon of choice?

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Dawson v Thomson Airways Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 845 Ltd v Huzar [2014] EWCA Civ 791

    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

    Cases C-402/07 and C-432/07 Sturgeon & ors v Condor & ors v Air France SA [2009] ECR I-10923

    Case C-549/07 Wallentin-Hermann v Alitalia [2008] I-11061