"NO" to suspend the passenger right to compensation for flight delay from 3 hours!
  • Petitioned Mr Siim Kallas

This petition was delivered to:

Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for mobility and transport
Mr Siim Kallas
Commissioner in the European Commission for Consumer Policy
Mr Neven Mimica

"NO" to suspend the passenger right to compensation for flight delay from 3 hours!

    1. Petition by

      Consumers' Forum for Air Passenger Rights in Europe

Following a judgement by the European Court of Justice, air passenger may claim compensation at delays from 3 hours (except in extraordinary circumstances). However, the European Commission proposes (amending Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004) to abolish 3 hour's delay rule and establish different delay periods of 5 hours, 9 hours and 12 hours (dictated by the length of the flight) before the right to compensation is triggered. This policy choice is more complex and less equitable. It will definitely deteriorate the application and enforcement of that right.

To:
Mr Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for mobility and transport
Mr Neven Mimica, Commissioner in the European Commission for Consumer Policy
I say "NO" to suspend the passenger right to compensation for flight delay from 3 hours!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Sky Legal Air Claims Limited LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Having the right to compensation for inconvenience caused by flight delay is important to passengers. The current proposal to significantly increase the delay periods from 3 to 5-12 hours before passengers will be entitled to compensation will have a detrimental effect on passengers. Air transport is a contract between the airline and the passenger that is honored by the latter by way of payment. Why shouldn’t it be honored by the airline to deliver the service within the time frame specified by it? The airlines are not obliged to pay compensation in cases of extraordinary circumstances and this is fair. There is no reason to change the current passengers’ entitlement to compensation. As it is airlines notoriously avoid responsibility and despite the EU Regulation 261/2004 and subsequent case law ignore claims made by passengers. Prior to Sturgeon, they used to call every flight cancellation ‘ a delay’. Now they want to reduce the passengers right to dignified journey. We say NO to it!

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    • Michal Feliks WARSZAWA, POLAND
      • about 1 year ago

      I just don't want my passenger's rights to be reduced! The European Commission should not infringe them. I want my rights to be safe! The new solution presented by the Commission would be a regress in the current legal standards.

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    • František Herynk PRAHA, CZECH REPUBLIC
      • about 1 year ago

      We are an agency that protects the interests of air passengers already some years. It is therefore my duty to confirm my signature absurdity upcoming regulation changes that would significantly deteriorated and damaged the rights of passengers and confirmed by the airlines and his domination.

      If we can be of assistance in this matter, we are ready to join together with our clients which is not really enough.

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    • James Thomsen KøBENHAVN, DENMARK
      • about 1 year ago

      In preparing the EC regulation 261/2004 it was a priciple that the regulation should help limit air terminal passenger congestion due to cancelled and delayed flights. The new rules will increase congestion.

      therefore the new ruling would be against one of the the purposes for the original legislation.

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