Ryanair has been in a lot of difficulties recently due to strained relations with employees, namely pilots. But in addition to the strikes, the company is facing anger from thousands of users unhappy that refunds for their tickets do not make up for the damage caused by delays or cancellations of their flights. Euronews contacted Diego Maraña, spokesman for En-Colectivo, a platform created to claim the rights of users affected by flight disruptions. … [Read more...] about Ryanair: passenger rights
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This summer, the domestic airlines introduced a steep increase in the cancellation charges. A cancellation, two days before the scheduled departure,could cost as much as Rs. 2250. The increase has been described as ‘arbitrary’. Where does the increase stand in law? The cancellation charges are a term of the contract between the passenger and the airlines. Is the term legally binding on the passenger?A contract gets formed between an airline and a passenger when the airline issues a ticket with a PNR. The airline sets the terms of the contract and the passenger accepts it while buying the ticket. The terms bind both the parties. A party in breach has to pay damages to the other party. The principle for award of damages is: By paying a money equivalent, put the party in a position he would be if the contract were performed.In commercial and business contracts, the parties anticipate different aspects of the contract and provide for it in express terms. Contracts are … [Read more...] about Are the high airline cancellation charges legally valid?
United Airlines, the Chicago-based giant at the center of a public relations storm for its forcible removal of a passenger from a weekend flight, has spent more than $41 million during the past decade to lobby the federal government, often battling consumer-friendly causes.A MapLight/International Business Times review of records kept by the Center for Responsive Politics found that during the last two-year session of Congress, the airline spent $7.26 million to fight legislation that included measures to create minimum airline seat sizes; require airlines to allow families to sit together on flights; and prohibit airlines from charging customers to use an airplane bathroom.United backed up those lobbying expenditures with millions of dollars of campaign contributions to federal lawmakers and political committees -- and it is a member of a lobbying group seeking to delay proposed rules requiring airlines to more transparently disclose their … [Read more...] about United Airlines Spent Millions Fighting Proposals To Protect Passenger Rights
May 15, 6:41 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Catie Keck @catiekeck 05/23/17 AT 5:25 PM A San Francisco man aboard an Asiana Airlines flight claims he was discriminated against and forced to vacate his seat because of his prosthetic leg. During the confrontation, a flight attendant allegedly told the passenger, Tim Seward, that he’s “not a normal person.” Seward captured some of the exchange on video.Seward was traveling from China to South Korea Sunday and reportedly purchased a seat in the exit row near the front of the aircraft, according to NBC reported Monday. But he was soon asked to move by an airline agent, who was concerned that he would not be able to perform the same actions required of the seat as an able-bodied person.Read: United Airlines Cancels Man's Flight For Recording Confrontation With Ticket Agent“It's not safe,” an airline representative allegedly … [Read more...] about Asiana Airlines Passenger Forced To Move From Seat Over Prosthetic Leg, Told ‘You’re Not Normal’
STANSTED Airport came to a standstill when a lightning strike left the fuelling system temporarily unavailable. Hundreds of passengers were left stranded, leading to scenes of chaos at the airport. Here's the latest. Which flights have been cancelled? Passengers reported delays of more than three hours, with many stuck waiting on aircraft with limited information. Stansted arrivals have now been diverted to airports more than 100 miles away as the disruption continues. Stansted - Cancelled Flights8.30am Bratislava FR2314 8.45am Pisa FR584 11.20am Poznan FR2336 11.25am Aarhus FR712 11.40am Vasteras FR682 11.55am Perpignan FR936 12.1pm Katowice FR8266 12.15pm Bergerac FR8592 1.15pm Dortmund FR1788 12.05pm Dinard Brittany FR514 When was the lightning strike? The UK was struck by more than 70,000 bolts of lightning overnight, as the “mother of all thunderstorms” rolled out across Southern England overnight on May 26, 2018, bringing with it torrential downpours. The airport … [Read more...] about Stansted Airport flight cancellations full list – which flights have been delayed or cancelled and when was the lightning strike?