The Plaintiffs were booked on an Alitalia flight from Bari to Rome and then on to Montreal. Because of a mechanical problem, which was identified only shortly before departure, the flight from Bari to Rome was delayed almost 3 hrs and they missed their connecting flight to Montreal.
However, the claim was dismissed as Alitalia could produce evidence that once the problem was discovered, the aircraft was repaired as quickly as possible and thus proved that it took all reasonable measures to avoid the delay.
The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, in coordination with HospitalityLawyer.com, is producing the first-ever Global Congress on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions in Travel - a conference that places legal, safety and security solutions for the travel industry under one roof.
The first issue of our new journal, the IFTTA Law Review 1-2011, is now available for download in pdf. Please note that pursuant to our agreement with the Sellier publishing company, the access is limited to paid IFTTA members. To visit the page, login is required. The IFTTA Law Review is also available in print as a supplement to the German journal "ReiseRecht aktuell".
The Prudential Insurance Co. has been given leave to appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal that legal professional privilege is confined to lawyers (solicitors and barristers) and not to other professions. The Law Society of England and Wales intend to intervene in the appeal to protect that privilege, which they point out is long established in common law.
The 1st edition of our new "IFTTA Law Review" is now available in print as a supplement to "Reiserecht aktuell". The online version is expected to be available shortly. The issue contains an article by Klaus Tonner on the new Package Travel Directive, the IFTTA paper on the revision of the PTD and a Canadian aviation case dealing with the Warsaw Convention.
The European Commission has adopted the 17th update of the list of airlines banned in the European Union. Some airlines – including four all-cargo air carriers from Indonesia and one air carrier from Ukraine – have been removed from the list as safety concerns have been satisfactorily addressed.
Plaintiff had booked a round trip flight from Frankfurt to Antigua. The return flight started on time and had a scheduled stopover in Punta Cana. From there the aircraft started on time as well but due to a technical problem - the landing gear could not be retracted - had to return to Punta Cana airport from where it could only depart again 24 hrs later.
Plaintiff filed a law suit claiming compensation pursuant to Reg. 261/2004. Court of first instance granted the claim. Upon defendant's appeal, the appelate court (LG Frankfurt am Main) referred the following questions to the ECJ