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EU hits low cost airlines

Old 22nd Oct 2002, 07:45
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Devils Advocate, that sounds good to me - I whole heartedly agree, charges should be put back onto "late to the gate" pax, and the handlers for poor service, it is about time people realise that if they want a transport system in this country that is efficient then we stop pandering to every poor excuse, offload the bags and go.
I still cant help feeling there is a real safety issue here, and no one else seems to have picked up on it.
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Old 22nd Oct 2002, 14:24
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Airlines will be required to pay compensation, then seek to recover their costs from the agency that caused the delay. Which means they will have to prove who caused the delay, probably in a court of law. I can see contested cases taking 5 to 10 years before a final settlement.

The other question you have to ask is whether all airlines will have equal success in recovering their costs in an expeditious manner from nationally owned ATC and agencies.
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Old 22nd Oct 2002, 16:07
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ILUV2FLY, I was not being clear enough as the Red Rage was in front of my eyes, whilst writing!

What I hoped to say was that, since the governments do not own the airlines or the full path of responsibility, they cannot impose fines. I agree that, the chances of ATC being liable to fines back to the carriers (to pass on to us loverly people) is zero.

eng1170: I have no doubt that you are right. In my line of work (telecomms and I.T.) I see people cut corners all the time, in order to finish on time. The only risk is that a user might get disconnected from the network, rather than disconnected from their life ...
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Old 22nd Oct 2002, 23:16
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On the basis of the above would it not be equally correct to make railways be responsible for late trains and have to pick up the bill then claim it off railtrack(back with the government). Also if buses are late should they claim off the Highways authority (the Government) for delays caused by roadworks. If the EU wishes to impose this rule it should cover all transport systems, ships trains, planes and automobiles. If this goes through it seems that the governments are going to be paying out the most. Yeh! that'll happen
Old 23rd Oct 2002, 09:13
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Ultimately the only person wh will suffer will be the pax as the cost of compensation will be added to every ticket, be it full frills or no frills carrier.

I do. however, agree with the sentiments expressed about Govt interference in private companies; can we all be compensated for traffic delays caused by appalling planning?
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