Your Rights with Delayed Flights
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK have announced the ban of any commercial passenger flights by Boeing 737 Max following the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed all 149 passengers and eight crew members. This is the second fatal crash in the last six months of the Boeing 737 Max.
So what does this mean?
There are currently five Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft registered and operational in the UK and a sixth aircraft is due to enter service later this week. All are owned by TUI Airways. TUI have advised that customers who were due to travel on this aircraft type will be flown on another aircraft. Holidays should not be impacted but their passengers’ safety is paramount.
This announcement also caused two Turkish Airlines flights bound for the UK to be diverted following the CAA’s decision. China, Singapore and Australia have also taken the decision to temporarily ground the Boeing 737 Max while investigations into the safety of the aircraft are underway.
While Authorities and senior representatives of Boeing investigate, vital questions surrounding the safety of Boeing 737 Max aircraft remain unanswered.
Has Boeing done enough to ensure the safety of passengers?
Flight Delay Compensation Claims
It is not yet known what impact this will have on airlines or if passengers will be affected by delayed or cancelled flights. If you are affected, what are your rights?
Under EU rules, airlines must pay compensation for cancelled or heavily delayed flights. How much you’re entitled to depends on the flight you booked and the length of the delay (3 hours or more).
Have you been affected in the last 6 years by a delayed or cancelled flight? If you have, why not contact BTMK and speak with Nadia Fabri, our Aviation & Litigation Solicitor, who would be happy to assist with your claim.
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