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Sunday, 9 February 2014
Recent News From the EU
MEPs approved European Commission proposals to revise EU air passenger
rights rules. The text approved by the EP would force airlines to be less
restrictive in carry-on baggage policies and would make it harder for airlines
to avoid paying compensation for delays and cancellations. The revised rules
clarify the term 'extraordinary circumstances', which airlines used to get out
of paying compensation for delayed or cancelled flights.
The text adopted
by MEPs would mean personal belongings such as coats, handbags or items
purchased at the airport would not count toward their maximum cabin baggage
allowance. Also, passengers would be entitled to: €300 for journeys of 3,500km
or less which were delayed more than three hours. €400 for journeys between
3,500 and 6,000km which were delayed more than five hours. €600 for journeys of
6,000km or more which were delayed more than seven hours. (From EU News Roundup - the European Movement)
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