As the holiday season takes off and millions of holidaymakers take to the skies over the summer months for the annual family holiday, a change in the law could see many benefit from the ultimate holiday stress-maker, flight delays.
Passengers hit by long delays due to technical faults with planes will be entitled to claim compensation following a landmark court ruling after the Supreme Court refused an appeal by Jet2.com Limited.
Airlines avoided paying out if the jet had a mechanical or electrical problem by arguing it amounted to ‘extraordinary circumstances’ beyond their control. It was held that technical faults do not count as events beyond the airline’s control – unlike terrorism, strikes, air traffic control problems and freak weather. The decision has opened the floodgates to compensation claims dating back six years.
Under the current compensation regime, which applies across the EU, you can make a claim if a flight has been delayed for at least three hours and the airline has no legitimate excuse.
Just how much you can claim depends on the length of the journey, rising from 250 euros (£201) per person on short haul flights to a maximum of 600 euros (£483).
If you suffered a delay to your flight due to a technical fault then Wrigley Claydon can help you obtain flight compensation that you deserve. Please call us on 0161 624 6811 to speak to a specialist.
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