Lawyers accuse BA of ‘swerving responsibility’ for data breach after time limit is imposed for compensation claims – Daily Telegraph

‘British Airways has been accused of “swerving responsibility” for a massive data breach by trying to limit compensation payouts for victims, lawyers claim.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

EasyJet accused of ignoring rules for ‘failing to book passengers on other airlines after cancelled flights’ – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2019 in airlines, consumer protection, news by tracey

‘Britain’s biggest budget airline, easyJet, is refusing to comply with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules on cancelled flights by failing to book seats on rival carriers where necessary.’

Full Story

The Independent, 12th August 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

British Airways issued with notice of intention to fine £183m for passenger data breach. – 4 KBW

Posted August 1st, 2019 in airlines, data protection, fines, news, notification by sally

‘British Airways (‘BA’) are facing a historic fine of £183m following a major data breach reported by the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) on 6th September 2018 in which hackers successfully stole customers’ personal data consisting of passenger login details, card details, addresses and travel booking information. The ICO had previously reported that the personal data of around 500,000 passengers was stolen from BA’s website and the mobile app in a different data breach which purportedly started in June 2018.’

Full Story

4 KBW, 11th July 2019

Source: www.4kbw.net

Holiday chaos looms as attempts by BA to block pilot strikes fail – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2019 in airlines, appeals, holidays, industrial action, news, remuneration, trade unions by tracey

‘Strikes by British Airways pilots could disrupt hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers from August after the airline lost a second legal attempt to block industrial action.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 31st July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

BA loses legal action against pilot strikes – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2019 in airlines, airports, hospitals, industrial action, news, remuneration, trade unions by sally

‘British Airways has lost its legal attempt to block planned strikes by pilots, which could take place next month and disrupt the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 23rd July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

BA faces record £183m fine over data breach – The Guardian

‘British Airways is set to be fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office over a customer data breach, the company said.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 8th July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Solicitors Can Recover VAT On Medical Reporting Organisation Fee: British Airways PLC v Prosser – Zenith PI Blog

‘Personal Injury analysis: Frances Lawley, barrister at Zenith Chambers, explores the decision in British Airways Plc v Prosser, which found that a solicitor can recover VAT on a medical reporting organisation fee.’

Full Story

Zenith PI Blog, 9th May 2019

Source: zenithpi.wordpress.com

Alcoholic pilot spared jail after turning up for flight following ‘rum nightcap’ – The Independent

‘A pilot who turned up for a flight to the US while still over the limit after a “rum nightcap” has been spared jail.’

Full Story

The Independent, 8th may 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Flight attendant turned up for work more than four times over alcohol limit – The Independent

Posted May 8th, 2019 in airlines, alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, fines, news by tracey

‘A flight attendant has been fined after reporting for duty while more than four times over the alcohol limit.’

Full Story

The Independent, 7th May 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fraudsters ‘stole £7m’ from holidaymakers in 2018 – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2019 in airlines, fraud, holidays, news by tracey

‘More than 5,000 people were the victims of holiday booking fraud last year, with their total losses amounting to £7m, research suggests.’

Full Story

BBC News. 7th May 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ryanair flight rant man David Mesher ‘faces no charges’ – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2019 in airlines, jurisdiction, news, prosecutions, racism by tracey

‘A Ryanair passenger who was filmed launching a tirade at an elderly woman on a flight has not had any charges filed against him.’

Full Story

BBC News, 25th February 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Appeal judges “penalising law firms for being efficient” – Litigation Futures

Posted February 18th, 2019 in airlines, compensation, delay, fees, law firms, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal ruling last week in the Bott & Co flight delay litigation shows that judges are not giving solicitors credit for being more business-like and efficient, a leading commentator has argued.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 18th February 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Uncontested flight delay claims “not litigation”, CA rules – Litigation Futures

Posted February 13th, 2019 in airlines, appeals, compensation, costs, delay, news, statistics, Supreme Court by sally

‘The work done by pioneering law firm Bott & Co in bringing uncontested flight delay claims does not amount to litigation services and so it cannot claim an equitable lien over the damages for its costs, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 13th February 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Aches on a Plane: Claimant unsuccessful after uncomfortable flight – Zenith PI

Posted February 5th, 2019 in accidents, aircraft, airlines, interpretation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘In Prosser v British Airways Plc [2018] the Claimant was unsuccessful in his claim for damages arising from an injury suffered as a result of sitting next to a passenger of large stature on the Defendant’s aircraft.’

Full Story

Zenith PI, 4th February 2019

Source: zenithpi.wordpress.com

Court caps appeal costs to keep ‘some semblance of reasonableness’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 17th, 2019 in airlines, appeals, costs, costs capping orders, indemnities, news, pensions, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The High Court has taken the proactive step of capping the costs of a litigant before they pursue an appeal through the Supreme Court. Mr Justice Arnold said the claimant in Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Ltd v Fielder & Anor should be limited to the same costs as the defendant – in doing so shaving around £200,000 from the costs estimate.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 16th January 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, UK judge rules – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in airlines, banking, debts, extradition, fraud, loans, news by sally

‘Vijay Mallya, the multimillionaire former owner of the Force India Formula One team and self-proclaimed “King of the Good Times”, can be extradited to India to face allegations of fraud.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 10th December 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ryanair faces legal action over refusal to refund cancelled flights – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, complaints, EC law, industrial action, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is taking legal action against Ryanair over the airline’s refusal to compensate thousands of UK customers affected by flight disruption over the summer.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 5th December 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Engineer suing BA for £10k after ‘obese passenger left him pinned to side of cabin’ on 12-hour flight – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2018 in airlines, news, obesity, personal injuries by tracey

‘A civil engineer is suing British Airways for damages of up to £10,000 after he sat next to a passenger so “obese” it left him “pinned to the side of the cabin”.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ryanair was ‘woeful’, say lawyers for racially abused passenger – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, complaints, news, racism by sally

‘Lawyers acting for a passenger who was racially abused on a Ryanair flight have demanded an apology and compensation from the airline, describing its response as “woeful”.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 5th November 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ryanair tops airline compensation appeal claims for year – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, dispute resolution, news, statistics by sally

‘More Ryanair passengers have taken compensation claims for cancellations or delays to arbitration this year than any other airline, figures show.’

Full Story

BBC News, 2nd November 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk