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Air transport: threat to compensation in the event of flight delay

2022-08-10T18:50:28.908Z

The number of compensation claims from travelers whose flights have been canceled due to strikes and other restrictions could explode this summer.



Is the European Commission about to give in to pressure from airlines?

They consider the conditions for compensating passengers in the event of delay or cancellation to be too generous.

The chaos of the summer could lead to a jump in the number of compensation claims from travelers whose flights have been canceled due to strikes and other restrictions set by some airports.

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According to the online newspaper

Politico

, the regulations governing passenger rights within the European Union, dating from 2004, have been brought back to the table by lobbyists.

These point to the excessive constraints and the high cost for the airlines.

Currently, passengers of European companies can be taken care of and receive a lump sum compensation ranging from 250 to 600 euros, depending on the distance of the flight, when it is canceled or is delayed by more than three hours.

But the companies would like the Union to review this threshold...

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Source: lefigaro

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