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A majority of member states are lobbying to suspend a rule that forces airlines to offer a full refund for cancelled flights. Margrethe Vestager, the EU's Competition czar, warned on Thursday that "some people may need the money".
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A dozen EU states will today call on Brussels to temporarily suspend a European law granting refunds for cancelled flights, Euronews understands.
EU law clearly states that in the event of a flight cancellation, passengers have the right to a refund. But that's not happening - some airlines are offering vouchers, instead.
A number of major European carriers have defied EU regulations that require refunds to be paid within seven days of a flight being cancelled.
The decision comes at the end of an almost decade-long battle between budget carrier Ryanair and the Italian Competition and Market Authority
While passengers are seeking compensation for cancelled travel, transportation companies are seeking financial help to deal with the economic fallout of coronavirus.
The UK government has pledged £75m (€84m) to help airlines with special charter flights to repatriate tens of thousands of UK nationals.
Thousands of travellers have been left in limbo as airlines cancel flights and governments introduce border checks.
Coronavirus has already caused Flybe to collapse and Norwegian Airlines to cancel 3,000 flights.
The knock-on effects of COVID-19 include potentially catastrophic drop-offs in tourist number across Europe.
One Danish politician saying the airline was "spitting" on Scandinavian culture with the "disgusting" commercial.
The EU passenger compensation scheme is broken. The mechanics of the program are not working today for airlines or passengers. That is because there is no uniform arbiter for when passengers are due compensation, and no streamlined process for either passengers or airlines to settle up.
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The company said it did not expect to have any layoffs.
It will be the airline group’s third Spanish brand, behind flag-carrier Iberia and low-cost Vueling.
Qantas completed a record-breaking 19-hour research flight with 49 passengers.
Transport Minister Grant Shapps said the government would try to recover the tens of thousands it has spent on repatriating stranded tourists after Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday.
After 178 years in business, Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel company, has gone bust. It's just the latest in a long line of European carriers to have close up shop over the past two years.
"I just feel sorry for those that lost their job - they're the ones suffering."
Thomas Cook customers speak to The Cube as some 20,000 workers face unemployment.
Ryanair pilots in Ireland to strike after talks fail
In another setback for Ryanair, its pilots in Ireland have voted to strike unless they're given a pay rise.
We can either fight over the armrest, or fight the corporations for some basic respect.
Passenger falls ill on plane to UK from Paris: Flybe says
It is funded by an initiative allowing passengers to donate towards biofuel - which can cost five times more than regular jet fuel.
Her catalogue of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behaviour included trying to open the aircraft's doors during the flight, the airline claimed.