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European Union: Commission starts public consultation on the possible revision of the air passenger rights Regulation

The consultation on the possible revision of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 aims to gather stakeholders' views on the identification of possible shortcomings of the Regulation and their extent, and on the options to improve its application, either via non-legislative measures or via a revision of the Regulation. The consultation period is 19/12/2011 to 11/03/2012.

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Austria: new reference for ECJ preliminary ruling regarding rail passenger rights

On Sep. 8, 2011 the Austrian Adminstrative Court (VwGH) has filed a reference for preliminary ruling of the Court of the European Union with regard to Reg. (EC) 1371/2007 on Rail Passengers' Rights and Obligations. The referring court wants to know whether

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Germany: OLG Köln refers surcharges billed by online booking platform to ECJ

In its reference for preliminary ruling of March 4, 2011, the OLG Köln referred the follwoing question to the ECJ:

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English High Court Clears Payment for Airport Slots

The High Court in London ruled on Thursday, 25 March, that EU Regulations do not prevent money being paid as part of an exchange of takeoff and landing slots between airlines. BA had exchanged slots with KLM, paying compensation to the Dutch airline in recognition of the greater value of its slots. The judgment does not however go so far as to permit airlines to sell their slots outright - a pair of takeoff and landing slots at Heathrow being estimated as being worth up to £3m ($5m)

(Originally posted by Jason Campbell)