Airlines must compensate for three-hour delays, EU court says

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    Airlines are liable to compensate passengers on connecting flights who arrive at least three hours late at their final destination, the European Union’s highest court said.

    “The fact that the original flight was not delayed beyond the limits laid down by EU law does not affect the right to compensation,” the EU Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday.

    The Luxembourg-based court’s ruling cannot be appealed. The EU tribunal has in recent years been asked to clarify the bloc’s law on compensation duties for airlines in a series of cases that were triggered by passenger compensation requests.

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