Court defeat leaves airlines facing big bill for flight delays

Court defeat leaves airlines facing big bill for flight delays
Supreme court rules airlines are liable for historical delays, which could prompt thousands of new claims from passengers

Airlines will be liable to pay delayed passengers compensation potentially totalling billions of pounds after judges rejected appeals from two carriers in a pair of landmark cases.

Industry representatives said the decision was surprising and disappointing, and warned that it could mean fare rises to cover the liability, with thousands of passengers set to launch claims for delayed flights.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/31/airlines-liable-historial-delays-supreme-court-ruling