Flight Delay Compensation Test Case
Simon Murray was instructed by Bott & Co to represent the claimants in a test case which could see Ryanair passengers claim up to £610m in compensation for delayed flights. The case (Goel & Trivedi v Ryanair), brought by two passengers at Manchester County Court, aims to ensure compensation can be claimed within six years of a flight.
Ryanair argues that by accepting its terms and conditions when they buy a ticket, passengers agree they only have two years to take a claim to court. However the Supreme Court ruling in Dawson v Thomson Airways in October 2014 clarified passengers in England and Wales have six years to take a claim to court.
The decision stands to affect around 2.26 million passengers and potentially total around £610m in compensation, calculated on the basis that on average two per cent of flights are delayed.
The ruling has been reserved for two weeks.