Virgin Atlantic pays compensation to passenger group

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By admin July 8, 2014 14:35

Virgin Atlantic pays compensation to passenger group

Virgin Atlantic has paid £47,000 in compensation to a group of 101 passengers that launched a complaint against the airline via a Facebook page. The complaint was initiated when their flight from Orlando to London Gatwick experienced a 26-hour delay due to technical faults.

The group was initially told by the UK CAA that they had a valid claim for compensation under EU Regulation 261, but was told later that their flight did not in fact qualify for this compensation.

The group then contacted solicitors Bott & Co in November 2013, who issued group proceedings. The case was initially delayed pending the outcome of the Huzar v Jet2.com flight delay case, which eventually found against Jet2 on the basis of technical delays being “inherent in the running of an airline”.

Virgin Atlantic paid €600 in compensation to each passenger on the delayed flight following the ruling.

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