It is clear On 08.07.14, Jet2 had issued a court application for leave appeal the Court of Appeal’s decioins in Jet2 v Huzar, which found in favour of a passenger on the question of the meaning of “extraordinary circumstances.”
The issue is whether the Airline intends to argue that unforeseen technical faults should be classed as exceptional circumstances and so ineligible for compensation.
In the meantime, thousands of flight delay claims worth £millions are likely to delayed pending the test cases.
According to the Law Society Gazett this week (a Journal for Solicitors) the budget airline EasyJet confirmed it is ‘awaiting the outcome’ before paying any compensation.
On14.07.14, another leading case in airline delay compensation, Thomson Airways applied for lave appeal in a case relating to similar issues, Dawson v Thomson Airlines.
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