The European court of justice has ruled that an airline passenger, who suffered a delay on a connecting flight in morocco, should still qualify to claim flight delay compensation.
After having their claim rejected by their airline, the German passenger at the centre of this case appealed to a regional court in Berlin, which in turn referred the case to the European Court of Justice, where judges ruled that a change of aircraft had no impact on the passenger’s right to make a claim.
Previously, only delays that occurred on European territories would be considered as part of a valid EU flight claim.
The new ruling will give passengers who have suffered a similar delay at any time in the past 6 years the opportunity to claim.
The ruling is legally binding across Europe and paves the way for passengers who may have had similar claims rejected in the past, the opportunity to have them reviewed again.
Compensation of between €250 and €600 is available to European air passengers whose flights have been delayed by at least three hours, depending on the length of their flight.