Airlines To Pay For Delays Caused By Technical Faults

The UK’s supreme court has refused to allow Jet2 to appeal a ruling that airlines must pay compensation to travellers for delays caused by technical problems.

The UK’s supreme court has refused to allow Jet2 to appeal a ruling that airlines must pay compensation to travellers for delays caused by technical problems.

In June, the UK court of appeal confirmed that technical faults, such as component failure caused by wear and tear, were not “extraordinary circumstances” and therefore not exempt from EU rules which state that passengers should be compensated if their flight arrives more than three hours late.

Supreme court judges have also rejected an appeal application from touroperator Thomson which argues that compensation claims should only be paid for delays caused in the last two years.

The court of appeal ruled in June that compensation should be available for delays to flights up to six years ago.

 

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