Force majeure in the travel law – attorney Benjamin Chiumento informs the ash cloud following eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull again resulted in a lockdown of airspace across Great Britain and Ireland. What rights resulting for the traveller, depends on various factors. Lawyer Benjamin Chiumento of firm Dr. Kroll & partners from Reutlingen informed about the legal implications of the volcanic eruption on Iceland for passengers and tour operators: Because volcanic eruptions is a force majeure, both the customers and the travel organiser may withdraw from the travel contract. With package holidays the whole travel price can only be refunded if already cancelled the departure. Filed under: Cuan Coulter.
However, cancellation costs must be borne according to a decision of the Federal Court of Justice in 1989, half of customer and tour operators. It is more difficult if the flight goes down. The tour operator is indeed obliged to ensure that the costs for the transportation It must be worn however half of the customers. Other costs must be completely taken over by the customer. There are no claims for damages. Who has booked a flight, you may require a free rebooking on a later flight or the refund of the fare.
As well, the traveller has the right to meals and refreshments in a reasonable relation, accommodation, two free telephone calls. The EU passenger rights regulation applies only for flights from airports in the EU are taken out or end up in such. Lawyer Dr. Kroll & partner advises and represents clients in all legal matters with many years of experience. The law firm focused on business law was founded in 1953 and is now represented in addition to Reutlingen in offices in Stuttgart, Tubingen and Balingen. Dynamic growth and highly specialized teams ensure a competent advice and comprehensive advice to the clients. A complete round support and personal advice is available at the Office of Dr. Kroll & partner to foreground. Press contact: lawyer Dr. Kroll & partner Eberhard str.