Auer Witte Thiel: ‘ up to 600 euros compensation for flight delay ‘ Munich, in March 2010: in case of delays, airlines must pay its passengers up to 600 euro per person has the Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in a new ruling (AZ: XA ZR 95/06) legally decided. Thus, the BGH confirmed at the same time also a landmark decision of the European Court of Justice, inform the travel law expert of the Munich firm Auer Witte Thiel. The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) an airline condemned legally in its judgment of February 18, 2010 for the first time to compensate their passengers due to a long delay, as the firm tells Auer Witte Thiel. In the case of the Charter airline Condor must pay compensation of 600 euro per person passengers, because her flight from Canada to Frankfurt am Main with 25 hours of delay came. To the justification of the final judgment the BGH referred according to Auer Witte Thiel on a decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg from November last year. In the context, the BGH rejected also the claim from Condor to present the case again to the Court of Justice, informed Auer Witte Thiel.
After this judgment no doubt that”the validity of EU passenger rights regulation, which compensation for delayed flights stipulates. This fundamental judgment has decided the ECJ and this according to the BGH not exceeded its interpretation competence against the reasoning of Condor, Auer Witte Thiel. Only exceptional circumstances”such as bad weather or a strike can avoid the obligation to pay airlines should include, when relevant, essential for the processing of applications for compensation payments with these circumstances after recommendation of Auer Witte Thiel. According to the decision of the Luxembourg Court travelers from a three-hour flight delay in most cases are entitled to a compensation payment, such as Auer Witte Thiel informed. Airlines have to pay following compensation if the flight late start at least three hours: 250 euros for a range up to 1,500 kilometers, 400 euros for flights within Europe and intercontinental flights up to 3,000 kilometers and 600 euros for long-haul flights. Auer Witte Thiel the firm Auer Witte Thiel has years of experience in the field of travel law and represents among other things one of the largest European cruise companies. The firm is divided into two different areas of expertise: the firm for Receivables Management and the firm specializing in business law. So the lawyers Auer Witte Thiel in the core areas of rental and real estate law, travel law, press and publishing law, consumer credit law and competition, trademarks are also knowledgeable and experienced in the entire area of demand management. How to contact with Auer Witte Thiel lawyers lawyer Tobias Steiner Bayerstrasse 27 80335 Munich phone: 089/59 98 97 60 fax: 089 / 550 38 71 E-Mail: Web: