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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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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

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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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Desperate optimism at Lufthansa?

LufthansaParked Lufthansa aircraft claims it observes a sharp rise in bookings for the upcoming holiday season, both for intra-European and intercontinental flights. In particular bookings to South Africa, Namibia, the Canary Islands, Madeira and sunny destinations in the Mediterranean would be on the rise. But also snow-assured areas in Northern Finland are popular according to Lufthansa.

No absolute number of bookings

The carrier doesn’t report absolute numbers, but all airlines have been complaining about the low number of travelers. An increase in the number of bookings, say from...
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More comfort in economy class

Currently, the load factor of international flights amounts to 30-50%. Thus, on most flights there are few passengers and many open seats. That is pleasant for the passengers, for on long haul flights they can lie flat on open seats in a row in economy class. This is helpful to sleep during the flight.

Willing to pay more?

Lufthansa may have found a way to increase revenues in the current corona era by making it a little more comfortable to sleep in economy class. Passengers may be willing to pay...
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Boeing 737 MAX’s return

The Boeing 737 MAX has discredited the entire aviation industry, but in particular plane maker Boeing and the US regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It’s obvious that Boeing’s reputation has suffered a lot as profit appeared to have a higher priority than safety. The FAA’s reputation is also damaged as the agency appeared to be partly dependent on Boeing, due the agency’s underfunding. It will take a long time before in particular Boeing will have restored its reputation.

Ban lifted

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