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In brief: Jurisdiction in relation to multi-leg flights (Flightright v Air Nostrum Lineas)

In brief: Jurisdiction in relation to multi-leg flights (Flightright v Air Nostrum Lineas)
Published on: 24 October 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • In brief: Jurisdiction in relation to multi-leg flights (Flightright v Air Nostrum Lineas)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was this case about?
  • What did the Advocate General decide?
  • The two claims against Air Nostrum
  • The claim against a non-EU domiciled air carrier
  • Case details

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Kristina Lukacova, barrister at New Square Chambers, considers the Opinion of Advocate General Bobek in Flightright v Air Nostrum Lineas, which takes the view that passengers transported on a journey consisting of two connecting flights, who wish to sue the air carrier operating the first leg of the journey with whom they did not enter into a contract, have a choice between commencing proceedings in the country of departure of the first leg of the journey and the country of arrival of the second leg. The Advocate General also considered a compensation claim against a non-EU domiciled air carrier, concluding that the question of jurisdiction is governed by the national conflict of law rules of the court seised. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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