Preliminary ruling before ECJ lodged by Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona (national reference: QP/07238-A9, decision as of June 15, 2011): C-410/11 (Pedro Espada Sánchez ea/Iberia) Questions referred (1) Must the limit of 1 000 Special Drawing Rights per passenger, laid down in Article 22 of the Montreal Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, concerning the liability of the carrier in the case of destruction, loss or damage of baggage, considered in conjunction with Article 3(3) of that convention, be interpreted as a ma
U.S. airlines have asked the Department of Transportation for an extra six months to prepare for compliance with the DOT's new consumer-protection rules introduced in April, which include a requirement that advertised fares and air-inclusive packages include all taxes and fees, in print and online. The requirement of full-fare advertising is scheduled to take effect Oct.
The Swiss Civil Aviation Authority (Bundesamt für Zivilluftfahrt BAZL) initiated proceedings against 14 airlines which alledgedly have violated passenger rights as provided by Reg. 261/2004. This European Regulation came into force in Switzerland on Dec. 1, 2006. Though the BAZL observed that for the most part the complaints filed by passengers were unfounded, it decided to take a closer look with regard to 14 airlines and has asked them to deliver detailed statements.