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EU Commission publishes responses received on the ADR consultation including IFTTA paper

The EU Commission has now published the responses received on the ADR consultation. The responses filed by experts include an IFTTA paper drafted by Larry Gore, Tom Marigiotti and John Downes. It is the second time that IFTTA participated in an EU legislative process. The commission also published a Feedback Statement to the responses received until the end of March 2011.

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Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism 2011

Eurobarometer published a Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism based on fliedwork in Feb 2011.

A summary can be found here: Summary

The entire analytical report cam be found here: Report

European champion in traveling are the Finns!



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EU: Commission updates list of air carriers subject to an operating ban

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.

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German court asks ECJ: can a discontinued flight be regarded as delayed pursuant to Reg. 261/2004?

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

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Austria: court denies compensation for missed connecting flight

The plaintiffs had booked a flight from Linz to Perth via Frankfurt and Hongkong with the defendant. The flight from Linz to Frankfurt, however, was to be operated not by the defendant but by another airline. The flight from Linz to Frankfurt was cancelled and the operating carrier offered plaintiffs an alternative flight. This (substitute) feeder was delayed and the plaintiffs thus missed their connecting flight to Hongkong.

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Class action on violation of EU Reg. 261/2004 filed in Illinois court

A class action against Alitalia has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging, among other things, that Alitalia breached its contract with its customers and violated Regulation No.

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Ireland: Eyjafjallajökull eruption referred to the ECJ

The Dublin Metropolitan District Court referred the follwoing questions to the Court of the European Union: