UK lawmakers to vote on no-deal Brexit after May's crushing defeat Britain's parliament is preparing for another crucial vote on Wednesday on whether to leave the European Union in 16 days without an agreement, after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the government is speeding up preparations for a no-deal Brexit. British authorities announced they would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods if the UK left the bloc without this agreement. Lawmakers are expected to reject a no-deal exit in a vote this evening and are then due to vote on Thursday whether to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. READ: British MPs reject Brexit deal by 391 to 242 despite May securing changes to backstop 'Tell us what you want,' Europe’s leaders tell Britain After the UK parliament rejected a negotiated withdrawal agreement for the second time, Europe’s leaders were unanimous: Britain must tell the European Union what it wants from an … [Read more...] about No-deal Brexit vote, EU sceptical about delayed divorce, and Boeing in turmoil
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Airlines in Europe do not have to inform passengers the real reason for a delay, often giving people on the same flight different excuses depending on their persistence to get compensation, according to a new report. "They [airline carriers] can inform different reasons to different people [on the same flight]," the Court told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday (8 November). Airline carriers often resort to telling people who complain that a delay is due to circumstances not under their control. But when this line of reasoning is properly challenged, they are more likely to pay up. Meanwhile, maximum compensation in the EU is €600 - a sum that has not changed since 2004. Adjusted to inflation, it would be at least €750 today. In comparison, the United States offers over €1,100 for delays. New Zealand grants up to 10 times the cost of a ticket. In Canada, someone helping a disabled person does not have to purchase a ticket, unlike in the EU. People in Europe are … [Read more...] about EU airlines offering different reasons for same flight delays
Europe's worst countries for flight delays and cancellations have been revealed, and the UK features high on the list as it takes second place, with Germany topping the list. Over 175,000 departing flights in the UK have been delayed or cancelled so far in 2018, marking a whopping 86 per cent increase compared to 2017. In fact, one in four outbound flights in the UK has been disrupted, according to a new study by AirHelp. But it's not just the UK which has taken a hit, as the research revealed that 2018 has seen the worst European fight disruptions on record. There have been a number of factors including a series of cabin crew strikes which took place across Europe in September, as unions representing the staff of various airlines called for industrial action. Not to mention the volatile weather, most recently including Storm Callum which wreaked havoc on holidaymakers' travel plans. Under current EU regulations, passengers may be entitled to compensation of up to €600 per … [Read more...] about UK is high on the list as Europe’s worst countries for flight delays revealed
Ryanair has been forced to cancel 150 flights on Friday due to cabin crew strikes taking place across Europe, but that's not the only bad news for holidaymakers. The budget airline has said that it won't be refunding customers who were affected by the cancellations, claiming that it is under no obligation to do so under EU law. Under the current rules and regulations, you're entitled to compensation when your flight is cancelled, even as a result of industrial action, and when you've been given less than two weeks' notice. As Ryanair cancelled flights three days before the scheduled departures, this would result in the airline having to pay customers back. However, Ryanair is arguing that their staff only make up a minority of the unions which are striking, as these unions represent employees from a variety of airlines. (It's not just Ryanair staff who are participating in the walk outs). The airline argues that therefore, the industrial action has been out of its control, so they … [Read more...] about Ryanair says it won’t refund customers with cancelled flights ahead of strikes
With winter on its way, it's likely the upcoming cold, wet and snowy months will mean flights will be grounded due to poor weather . This can be frustrating for holidaymakers and passengers on business trip - as delays or cancellations cuts trips breaks. So are passengers entitled to compensation if their flight is cancelled due to windy, or extreme weather? We explain your rights. If a flight is cancelled you have two options First of all, your airline has a responsibility to refund your ticket or redirect you to your destination at the earliest opportunity. Your airline has a responsibility to refund you for your ticket, or find an alternative way to your destination (this is known as re-routing). You must have a confirmed booking and have checked in on time, unless the flight was cancelled before check in opened. Great, but can I get compensation if my flight is delayed or cancelled due to weather? The short answer is, no. Exteme weather is deemed to be an "extraordinary … [Read more...] about Can I get compensation if my flight is cancelled due to weather?