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Eu Ready To Rewrite Flight Compensation Rules

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/8443803/EU-ready-to-rewrite-flight-compensation-rules.html

Siim Kallas, the European Commission vice president said the EU was ready to rewrite the regulation 261, which has come under attack from the aviation industry.

His announcement follows pressure from airlines who faced a bill of £2.2bn as a result of the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier last year. Much of this was the cost of compensating passengers and putting them up in hotels until the skies cleared, following the cancellation of more than 100,000 flights.

Airlines have also had to pick up the cost of looking after passengers because of disruption caused by air traffic control strikes and snow.

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The Commission also accepts Governments should step in and provide some financial support should there be a repetition of disruption on the scale of the ash crisis.

When I saw this in the Telegraph my immediate reaction was I bet they are going to asking the taxpayers to foot the bill once again. I was not disappointed.

Once more private industry seeks a taxpayer bailout if something goes wrong.

Very generous the taxpayer is, never afraid to write an unlimited cheque to corporate business.

I wonder how many times this guy has been wined and dined by lobbyists to get this changed?

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When I saw this in the Telegraph my immediate reaction was I bet they are going to asking the taxpayers to foot the bill once again. I was not disappointed.

Once more private industry seeks a taxpayer bailout if something goes wrong.

Heh.

Perhaps this is just an admission of reality. Ryanair has built a whole business model on taxpayer-funded special incentives, and throwing its toys out of the pram if anyone was so foolish as to raise an eyebrow.

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