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

Source: www.out-law.com

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

Source: www.4kbw.net

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

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Bringing defamation case may have done company more harm than good, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 20th, 2016 in airlines, damages, defamation, news by sally

‘An aircraft charter company has recorded a “pyrrhic victory” in winning £10 in damages for defamatory comments made about the health of its finances by a rival aviation business, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th December 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Serious Fraud Office starts Airbus inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2016 in aircraft, airlines, bribery, consultations, corruption, fraud, inquiries, news by sally

‘The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has confirmed that it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the commercial airline business of Airbus, the defence and aviation firm. The investigation into potential criminal dealings in the sale of commercial planes was launched in July but revealed at the weekend by the European manufacturer.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court penalises party that failed to entertain settlement attempts – Litigation Futures

Posted June 22nd, 2016 in airlines, compensation, costs, news by sally

‘A defendant that “resisted all early attempts at discussion or negotiation” has become the latest to have its conduct penalised in costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.litigationfutures.co.uk

Airlines criticised over payouts for damaged wheelchairs – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2016 in airlines, compensation, damages, disabled persons, equality, news by sally

‘Britain’s equality watchdog has criticised British airlines and British Airways (BA) in particular – for their treatment of disabled customers as legal action is taken by an actor over alleged damage to her wheelchair.’

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The Guardian. 13th June 2016

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Infants in Arms – Do babies pay their way? – 4 KBW

Posted April 26th, 2016 in airlines, children, competition, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘In two recent decisions, the County Court at Liverpool has held that infants carried in the arms of another passenger were not themselves fare-paying passengers, but had in fact travelled for free. As a consequence, the infants were not eligible for the fixed compensation available to fare-paying passengers under the Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 (“the Regulation”).’

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4 KBW, 22nd April 2016

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A bolt out of the blue – another winning strike for delayed flight claimants – No. 5 Chambers

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, news, regulations by sally

‘In January, there was yet another twist in the plot of the ever-developing law regarding delayed flights. This time it came from Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, sitting at Luton County Court, in the matter of Evans v Monarch Airlines.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th March 2016

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British Airways pays pilot Simon Wood Africa abuse victims – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2016 in airlines, child abuse, compensation, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘British Airways has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to children who were sexually abused by one of its pilots in East Africa.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2016

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Air freight damages claim struck out as “irresponsible” and lacking in authority – Zenith Chambers

Posted November 12th, 2015 in abuse of process, airlines, class actions, damages, news, striking out by sally

‘The High Court has struck out claims against British Airways for damages allegedly arising from the air freight cartel on the basis of lack of authority. The claim was issued on behalf of 64,697 claimants, all members of the Chinese Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), an organisation that issues certificates of origin when goods are exported from China.’

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Zenith Chambers, 2nd November 2015

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High Court throws out 65,000 ‘highly irresponsible’ price-fixing claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 29th, 2015 in abuse of process, airlines, appeals, class actions, news, price fixing, striking out by sally

‘The High Court has thrown out almost 65,000 claims brought on behalf of Chinese businesses after finding the firm acting had no authority to do so.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th October 2015

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Ex-BA flight attendant sues G4S after witnessing death of Jimmy Mubenga – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2015 in airlines, news, post-traumatic stress disorder, unlawful killing, witnesses by sally

‘A former British Airways flight attendant is suing G4S for more than £100,000 after witnessing the death of Jimmy Mubenga, a deportee who suffocated while being restrained by security guards employed by the firm.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2015

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Judge withdraws from BA case after airline loses his luggage – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in airlines, judges, news, professional conduct, recusal, trials by sally

‘A judiciary watchdog is investigating a high court judge who complained about his luggage going astray on a flight booked with British Airways while he was overseeing a case involving the airline.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk