Jet2.com ordered to stop delaying compensation payments

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP February 27, 2015 20:27

Jet2.com ordered to stop delaying compensation payments

A UK court has ruled that Jet2.com can no longer put the payment of delayed flight compensation on hold.

A CAA spokesperson said: ‘The judgment of District Judge Jenkinson at Liverpool County Court reaffirms our longstanding view that airlines should abide by the ruling handed down by the Court of Appeal in Jet2 v Huzar last year. There is no reason for airlines to place claims on hold and we fully expect them to pay passengers the compensation they are due.

Jet2’s argument that the compensation payments should be delayed until a ruling in a Dutch case on the same issue was heard in the European Court of Justice was not accepted by the judge at Liverpool County Court ruled.

Five airlines – Jet2, Thomas Cook, Ryanair, FlyBe and WizzAir – had made similar applications to put their passengers’ flight delay compensation claims on hold. All other flight compensation claims in England and Wales – across all airlines – are now expected to follow its decision.

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP February 27, 2015 20:27