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CONSUMER COMPENSATION FOR CANCELLED AND DELAYED FLIGHTS

In a recent ruling, the European Court of Justice has provided clarity in respect of the time period in which claims can be brought by consumers for fixed compensation under the “Denied Boarding Regulations”. In the case of Morë v Koninklijke, the Court was asked to consider the Defendant’s arguments that the Montreal Convention applied… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

LOW COST CARRIERS AND THE CHANGING FACE OF TRAVEL – AN IRISH PERSPECTIVE

The last decade has seen the emergence of low cost airlines throughout Europe and the seemingly irresistible fares they offer. With the expansion of the “global market” made possible through the worldwide web, a host of destinations have been opened up to the independent traveller, who has been content to assemble his own holiday, whether… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Flying high

The American airline, United Airlines, is facing a hefty fine for failing to carry out proper drug tests on some of its employees, alleges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This is not the first time that the airline has been warned about its insufficient drug testing procedures. In this instance, it is alleged that United… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

ASHES TO ASHES

THE SKIES CLEAR FOR TRAVEL CLAIMS  The past 12 months have seen unprecedented disruption caused to travellers following the first eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010.  The closure of UK airspace saw holidaymakers stranded across the globe despite the efforts of many tour operators to repatriate them using whatever means available.  Within a short… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)