Consumer rights confirmed the delay time is actually one would expect anything else: the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed its case-law concerning compensation for passengers in case of delays. Nevertheless, glad it the consumer advocates that is equated, what is the same. “In the proceedings, which were the decision of the ECJ to reason, the airlines argued, that in the relevant European air passenger rights regulation (Regulation EC No 261 / 2004) compensation only for the case of the cancellation of the flight is intended for simple delays” flights, but the authorities have provided no compensation. The passenger, who has a shortened vacation, a missed appointment or other disadvantages and it should be pretty no matter which looks different why the airline has breached its contractual obligation to carry. And hand on heart BBs: who is at the airport whether the flight is cancelled, or only a few hours has been moved? That must be a delay in the arrival of more than three hours and the airline has to represent the delay is crucial therefore in future. This is not the case, if an event from outside the operating airline is cause of delay.
Classic examples include severe weather, war, strikes (also of own staff!) and fundamental problems of the airport operator, E.g. contaminated kerosene, which makes impossible a recharge. Whether and to what extent compensation claims are entitled, can check if in doubt by a consumer protection organisation, a lawyer, or a lawyer. Lawyer Wiebke Meyer-Arndt Ippendorfer Allee 53 53127 Bonn Tel. 0228/96162975