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Ryanair WILL have to pay compensation to customers stranded by volcanic ash cloud, rules court
Daily Mail (UK) ^
| 02:28 EST, 1 February 2013
| Steve Nolan and Sean Poulter
Posted on 02/01/2013 9:20:29 AM PST by Olog-hai
Ryanair has been told it must look after passengers when flights are grounded by natural catastrophes, strikes and technical faults.
The European Court of Justice ruling yesterday means the airline must cover the cost of meals, hotels and transport.
The case dates back to the disruption caused by the eruption of a volcano in Iceland in 2010.
Passengers were stranded across Europe. Ryanair alone canceled 9,400 flights due to the ash cloud.
The ruling is a blow to Ryanair boss Michael OLeary, who at first refused to abide by EU laws which state airlines should support stranded passengers until they fly them home.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eussr; overregulation; ryanair; volcanicash
Looks like the EU wants to create their own Euro-Aeroflot out of laws like this.
posted on 02/01/2013 9:20:41 AM PST
Is force majeure dead?
posted on 02/01/2013 9:29:29 AM PST
by null and void
(Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
They must be thinking: “Companies like RyanAir have lots of money that they must have stolen from the proletariat (where else would it come from?). So, all we need is a benevolent EU government to take it and spread it around, and Utopia will inevitably ensue. Everybody will be rich!”
Really makes you wonder what kind of retards they put in charge of the EUSSR.
posted on 02/01/2013 9:29:48 AM PST
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posted on 02/01/2013 9:43:19 AM PST
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Strikes and technical difficulties, yes. Natural catastrophes? See force majeur..
posted on 02/01/2013 9:44:37 AM PST
To: null and void
In the EU it is. They think they can regulate everything.
posted on 02/01/2013 10:00:34 AM PST
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