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Ryanair delays compensation by 4 years

Ryanair planeIn 2017, 4 passengers fly Ryanair from Malta to the Netherlands, where they arrive more than 3 hours late. The reason is a defect aircraft radio that needs to be replaced. After arrival the passengers claim through Claimingo €400 ($490) per person compensation referring to EU regulation 261/2004.

Compensation

The carrier refuses to pay based on a session ban in its terms & conditions. This means that a third party can’t file a claim on behalf of a duped passenger. A second argument Ryanair adduces,...
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The world’s safest airlines 2021

AirlineRatings.comQantas named safest airline in 2021 has compiled the Top-20 safest network airlines 2021 from the 385 different airlines it monitors. In making its evaluation of the safest airlines, the site considers a comprehensive range of factors. The criteria include airline’s crash and serious incident record, audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, government audits, industry-leading safety initiatives, and fleet age.

Top-20 network airlines

AirlineRatings.com lists the 20 carriers in numerical order: Qantas, Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Alaska Airlines, Cathay...
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No emotional support animals anymore

For a long time, passengers in the USA had the right to take any animal into the cabin claiming it is an emotional support animal. A survey among flight attendants showed rampant abuse of this right. However, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has finally taken action by revising its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals by air. Emotional support animals are no longer allowed, only service animals.

The new final rule:

* Defines a service animal as a dog that is...
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Back and forth on KLM

Cleaning the windshieldOn December 26, 2020 KLM flight 705 is scheduled for a flight at 10:25 am to Rio de Janeiro with a flying time of nearly 12 hours. The flight, operated with a Boeing 787, departs with a 16 minutes delay. However, the plane doesn’t get farther than the Canary Islands, where the aircraft makes a U-turn and flies back to the Netherlands. Nine hours and 12 minutes after takeoff the plane lands back at Schiphol Amsterdam airport. Thus, passengers experience a long delay.

KLM information not accurate

When we...
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Fleeing from the airport

TSA officer checking a carry-on bag for a firearmOfficers of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screen a passenger’s carry-on bag on December 28, 2020. When they discover a firearm loaded with 7 bullets, they call for the man to step aside. But instead he flees New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, runs out of the terminal and jumps into a taxi.

Identification

The officers can easily identify him. He leaves not only his shoes behind, but also his carry-on bag, a vest, some cash, his New York State learner’s...
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Montenegro Airlines bankrupt

In a strange press release dated March 16, 2020 Montenegro Airlines announces that all flights of the national carrier have been canceled, including the flights scheduled for April 1, 2020. The measure is due to the corona crisis. But the airlines’ website still offers flights, with season greetings from Santa Claus.

Montenegro Airlines

In another press release dated December 24, 2020 the Montenegrin capital investments minister, Mr. Mladen Bojanić, states: “This government does not have a problem with making decisions. But, in this case,...
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