Four Day Strike Causes Delays at Malaga Airport – French air traffic controllers are striking again
Four Day Strike Causes Delays at Malaga Airport
The French air traffic controllers union The UNSA has begun a four day strike which is causing massive disruption at European airports, including Malaga. The strike will last until Thursday the 9th March. The strike affects all flights over southern and western France, with Ryanair already reporting 45 cancellations.
Kenny Jacobs from Ryanair said “We call on the French Government and European Commission to take immediate action to prevent thousands of European consumers from having their travel plans disrupted by a tiny group of ATC unions going on strike”
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93.6 Global Radio have prepared some answers to frequently asked questions which we hope you will find useful.
Will you get a refund if your flight is cancelled?
Yes. European Union regulations require airlines to offer you either a full refund of the unused parts of your tickets, or to re-route you to your destination, as soon as possible. Some airlines may also allow you to rebook your flights for a later date at no extra cost.
Will you get compensation if your flight is delayed?
Airlines are not liable to pay the additional cash compensation set out by EU regulations because they are not directly responsible for the disruption.
What happens if you are stranded away from home?
EU regulations make it clear that, when a flight with an EU airline or from an EU airport is cancelled, an airline is liable to pay for the cost of a hotel and subsistence for all those stranded as a result, until a replacement flight is provided. Should your airline advise you to buy your own food and accommodation, keep all receipts, and keep such costs to a reasonable minimum, before making a claim when you get back to Britain.
What about package holidays?
Those passengers on package holidays who are stranded in a destination should be looked after by their tour operator, and the operator is legally obliged to get them home. Customers will usually be allowed to stay in their original hotel, or will be moved to one of a similar standard on a half-board or all-inclusive basis. The exact situation will depend on the operator’s booking terms and conditions.
Written by Dave James
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