Flight Delay Compensation Ruling
A ruling yesterday by a county court judge that forces airlines to pay compensation for delayed flights has raised concerns that it will set a precedent leading to many thousands of new claims being put forward dating back over several years. The story (reported here) has lead some to suggest that the potential payout could be as much as £10billion.
Airlines have historically been able to avoid paying out compensation if the delay was due to ‘extraordinary circumstances’, such as bad weather or bird strike. Crucially, airlines have argued that technical faults should also fall into this category, however the Court of Appeal ruled against this last year.
There have been some concerns about the ramifications of airlines having to pay out substantial compensation claims to passengers for delays caused by technical faults. We have, as a result, already had a number of enquiries from individuals who are concerned by the possible implications of this and who are now looking at flying by private jet as a viable alternative.
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