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UK Court Allows Passengers 6 Years to File 261/2004 Claims, by Aviation LawProf
On the heels of its recent passenger-friendly ruling in Huzar, a UK court again came down on the side of passengers, this time ruling that passengers have up to six years to bring claims for compensation for delayed or cancelled flights. EU Regulation 261/2004, which, among other things, entitles passengers to compensation from airlines for flight cancellations or significant delays, does not set a statute of limitations on those claims leaving those limits to be set by the implementing Member States. In the UK, cases for unpaid debts are subject to a six-year statute of limitations which the UK courts had been applying to 261/2004 compensation and delay claims. . . .
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