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Ryanair loses court case over flight delay

Monday, August 24, 2015

British low cost airline Ryanair recently lost a case that could impact millions of airline passengers. The airline had asked for the expiry timeframe, during which passengers can claim compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight, to be cut down from six to two years. This would have meant that passengers would have only been able to claim compensation for flights dating up to two years in the past.

Despite the UK Supreme Court ruling last year, Ryanair tried to undermine this by adding a clause to their terms & conditions, stating that passengers who agreed to these, would automatically accept a claim limit of two years.

The Manchester county court however, has now ruled against this request stating that the airline cannot impose this limitation. The airline will now have to pay out up to £3.6m in compensation.

Were you affected by a delayed or cancelled Ryanair flight? You may be entitled to compensation. Simply check to find out how much you may be able to claim.