8th Annual McGill conference on international aviation liability
I enjoyed a fantastic 8th Annual McGill conference on international aviation liability in Montreal April 17-18. I had the pleasure to speak about the pending revision of EU Regulation 261/2004. For instance the right to flight delay compensation will now be implemented into the Regulation. Today the passengers’ right is based upon the EU Court cases Sturgeon and Nelson. It seems the compensation levels of 250,400 and 600 euros for flight delay, cancellation and denied boarding will be permanented but that the time thresholds will be increased from 3 hours to maybe 5 hours. The proposal also suggests a right to disembarkation after five hours of tarmac delay and an expressed right to rerouting with other Airlines or other means of transportation after 12 hours. Another proposed change is a limitation of assistance to 3 days and maximum 100 euros per person and night for hotel. The proposal will probably be enacted juli 1, 2016.