Flight safety compromised in attempt to avoid claims
The penny has dropped with the airline companies: they
have to pay damages if their flights are delayed by 3 hours or more. Instead
of dealing with this in a proper manner, the choice is made to jeopardize flight safety instead. Airlines
say they have to make a tradeoff to avoid delays, and to achieve this, pilots are put under
pressure. In order to avoid a delay, an airline might choose not to stop
to refuel, putting their passengers and staff in danger. The quantity and quality of air traffic in Europe is extremely high, but these kinds of irresponsible decisions negatively affect the entire airline industry.
Why are the airlines risking this kind of negative publicity? Do airline companies want to scare off potential customers?