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Passengers must be compensated more quickly

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HB KARLSRUHE. The Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) has strengthened the rights of travelers whose flights are canceled. The passenger was also entitled to compensation in the amount of 600 €, if only a shuttle flight has been canceled, it said in the decision published on Thursday.

Responsible for travel law BGH Senate has rejected an application from the Dutch company KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in which the couple had asked for a payment for a flight from Berlin to Amsterdam to Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles in May 2005. The defendants had denied the payment because the flight from Berlin to Amsterdam was canceled due to fog and moved to the next day.

The airline had issued the new passengers while tickets for the next day. The couple was able to start his vacation yet because of the cancellation a day later. KLM did not pay for damages, arguing for the bad weather, the company could not be held liable.

Because of the cancellation of the flight from Berlin to Amsterdam travelers a compensation claim to stand of 600 € per person, the court decided now, however.

Application Number: Xa ZR 15/10