CJEU on surcharge for checked-in baggage (Thursday)

The CJEU has just decided this morning, that “The price in respect of carriage of checked-in baggage is not an unavoidable and foreseeable item in the fare for air travel, but may be an optional price supplement” on the basis of the Air Services Regulation 1008/2008/EC.Case C-487/12 (Vueling/Instituto Galego de Consumo)A Spanish law forbids airlines to request a surcharge for checked-in baggage. This norm is not in line with European law.See the press release:http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2014-09/cp140127en.pdfThe decision itself will be available in the next hours in all official languages:Court of JusticeStephan

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