CJEU on surcharge for checked-in baggage (Thursday)

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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:


The decision itself will be available in the next hours in all official languages:

Court of Justice