BA chief pledges to compensate customers after data breach – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, data protection, news by tracey

‘The chief executive of British Airways has promised to compensate customers who have had their data stolen in what he described as a sophisticated breach of the company’s security systems.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2018

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Court of Appeal hands down judgment in British Airways pension scheme litigation – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted August 6th, 2018 in airlines, news, pensions, trusts by sally

‘The appeal concerned whether the Scheme had been effectively amended to include a trustee power to award discretionary pension increases and whether the subsequent exercise of that power was valid.’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 5th July 2018

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In-flight bacon roll row passenger fined – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, fines, news, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A plane passenger who flew into a rage after being denied a bacon roll by cabin crew has been fined £230.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2018

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High Court judge berates leading law firm for “shameful” behaviour – Legal Futures

Posted July 12th, 2018 in airlines, costs, law firms, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A High Court judge has accused leading law firm Pinsent Masons of losing sight of “any basic standard of decent and compassionate behaviour” in the way it dealt with the widow of a defendant its client was suing.’

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Legal Futures, 11th July 2018

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High Court orders indemnity costs against claimant that discontinued on eve of hearing – Litigation Futures

Posted July 10th, 2018 in airlines, costs, fraud, indemnities, news by sally

‘Russian state airline Aeroflot has been ordered to pay indemnity costs for the entire eight years of a fraud claim that it dropped on the eve of opening submissions.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th July 2018

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BA pilot jailed for being four times over alcohol limit in plane cockpit – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2018 in airlines, alcohol abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A British Airways pilot has been jailed for eight months after being caught more than four times over the alcohol limit while on duty.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2018

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Appeal court judge’s “dismay” over £2m costs bill for flight claims – Litigation Futures

Posted June 8th, 2018 in airlines, contracts, costs, news by sally

‘An appeal court judge has expressed his “dismay” after estimating that legal costs “not far shy of £2m” had been spent in a case involving over 800 claims for flight-related compensation each worth only a few hundred pounds.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th June 2018

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‘The main driver was costs’ – judges make no order in £2m case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 4th, 2018 in airlines, contracts, costs, EC law, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has criticised both parties in a flight compensation group claim for creating a situation where costs finished up ‘out of all proportion’ to the amount sought.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st June 2018

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No UK border exit records for 600,000 people, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2018 in airlines, immigration, news, reports by tracey

‘Theresa May’s long-promised system of “100% exit checks” at Britain’s borders is so unreliable that it contains no departure records for more than 600,000 people who should have left the country in the past two years, a watchdog has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2018

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The Final Destination? The Court of Appeal’s decision in Gahan v Emirates – 4 KBW

Posted October 20th, 2017 in airlines, compensation, delay, EC law, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

‘On the 12 October 2017, the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the joined cases of Gahan v Emirates and Buckley and ors v Emirates [2017] EWCA Civ 1530, in which both the Civil Aviation Authority and the International Air Transport Association intervened.’

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4 KBW, 13th October 2017

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Ryanair law breach leaves UK regulator CAA ‘furious’ – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2017 in airlines, consumer protection, enforcement, news by sally

‘Ryanair has been threatened with legal action for “persistently misleading” passengers about their rights following thousands of flight cancellations.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2017

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Ryanair faces 20m euro compensation bill over cancellations – BBC news

Posted September 19th, 2017 in airlines, compensation, news by tracey

‘Ryanair could face up to 20m euros (£18m) in compensation claims after cancelling thousands of flights due to a shortage of pilots, it has warned.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Christopher Boxall discusses and explains ‘Excursions’ – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in airlines, appeals, consumer protection, costs, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘The case concerned a claim by over 600 Turkish passengers against two airlines for failing to honour flights that they had booked to Cyprus. Legal advice was obtained and a meeting with solicitors was arranged by a committee at a local community centre, where CFAs were signed.’

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Park Square Barristers, 7th August 2017

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Drunk air passenger arrests up 50% – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2017 in airlines, alcohol abuse, news, statistics by sally

‘Arrests of passengers suspected of being drunk at UK airports and on flights have risen by 50% in a year, a BBC Panorama investigation suggests.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2017

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UK watchdog criticises treatment of deportees on charter flights – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2017 in airlines, deportation, immigration, news, reports, restraint by sally

‘The enforced removal of some people from Britain on escorted chartered flights falls short of humane treatment, with some leaving the country in waist restraint belts or leg restraints almost as a default, according to an official watchdog.

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The Guardian, 5th July 2017

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Airlines ‘refusing to pay out on flight delay compensation’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in airlines, complaints, delay, news by tracey

‘Airlines are refusing to pay passengers compensation for flight delays and cancellations, new analysis by the consumer watchdog Which? has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2017

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British Airways loses challenge against pensions payments – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 23rd, 2017 in airlines, news, pensions, trusts by tracey

‘British Airways (BA) has lost a High Court case against a decision by pension scheme trustees to make discretionary payments to thousands of airline workers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd May 2017

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Saving the Environment: The Prospect of Electric Aircraft – 4 KBW

Posted May 15th, 2017 in aircraft, airlines, electricity, energy, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The electric car, once only the domain of eccentric Sci-Fi movies, has now well and truly found its way into everyday consumer life. So, what’s next for the world of fuel innovation? Will we really be able to power commercial flights using just electric fuel, as we now can cars?’

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4 KBW, 12th May 2017

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Babies deserve flight delay compensation too, court finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2017 in airlines, children, compensation, delay, news by tracey

‘Babies deserve flight delay compensation too, a judge has ruled, in a decision that is worth an estimated £10million a year to air passengers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2017 in advertising, airlines, consent, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news by tracey

‘The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk