Tag Archives: Consumers

Airlines can charge for checked-in luggage Airlines,Regulations

Vueling aircraft landed / Aero Icarus

The court of justice of the European Union approved last Thursday that airlines can charge extra costs for the checked-in luggage. The judgement is in favour of Vueling, who had challenged the 3,000 Euros fine from the Galician Consumer Institute. According to the news by ElMundo.es, a Galician citizen reported Vueling to her local government. She complained because she had been charged with 40 Euros for checked-in luggage in a flight from A Coruña to Amsterdam. Then, the Galician Consumer Institute charged Vueling with 3,000 Euros, considering the Spanish regulation was infringed. According to the Spanish law, passengers are entitled to a one free piece…

Plus Ultra got their first A340 Startups

Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas / plusultra.com

On Monday, Sep 1 Plus Ultra received in Madrid their Airbus A340-313X 9Ac-LG, serial number 212. This is the first aircraft officially incorporated to their fleet. However, the airline still lacks an Air Operator’s Certificate. This has been confirmed by Rony Nahon – commercial director for Plus Ultra – to Preferente.com. Nahon used to work for Air Madrid. Plus Ultra may be one of the Spanish startups which gestation period is longest: almost five years. According to Flynews, this A340 together with the 9AC-LH serial number 215 – also intended for Plus Ultra – have been parked in Amman (Jordan) where they were…

Eight of the Ryanair clauses are declared void by a Madrid court Airlines,Regulations

Some ryanair clauses are void

A Consumer and User Organization—OCU—took legal action against Ryanair in 2011 and, yesterday, a Madrid court confirmed that eight of the Ryanair clauses must be removed because they are unfair. They are no longer allowed to force users to file lawsuits in Ireland. Passengers are entitled to use identifications which are valid in Spain such as the family record book. Paying 40 Euros for printing the boarding card has been considered to be excessive. Ryanair shall accept cash payments and not only credit cards. The clause that entitled them to deny boarding to a passenger or its luggage without reasonable…