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Flight delayed by 'unruly behaviour'? You're NOT due compensation, EU court rules - MSE News

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Airlines don't have to compensate travellers whose flights are delayed by "unruly behaviour" by other passengers, according to a new ruling from a European court on a case which involved a passenger biting and assaulting others on board...

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  • jasdevjasdev Forumite
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    Who else thinks that this could lead to unforeseen consequences along the lines of passengers ganging up on unruly people on-board? Airlines will surely seek to indemnify themselves should any subsequent injuries or worse.
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  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
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    The opposite verdict would possibly have resulted in somebody causing a delay with unruly behaviour to generate compo for their mates. 
  • One-EyeOne-Eye Forumite
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    Anybody else thinking that a certain large low cost airline, when delays are about to occur, will pick on a passenger and get them thrown off, thus meaning they don't have to compensate the other passengers?
  • nyermennyermen Forumite
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    One-Eye said:
    Anybody else thinking that a certain large low cost airline, when delays are about to occur, will pick on a passenger and get them thrown off, thus meaning they don't have to compensate the other passengers?
    Such as the one in the news today?  Oh sorry, they're a "no frills" carrier these days but not low cost :)
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