Should laws be updated to assist disabled travellers?
The plight of the disabled using commercial airline flights has not been improved by the latest judgment from the Court of Appeal. Those seeking compensation when their airline placed them far away from their carers leading to all kinds of embarrassment and distress have been told that the Montreal Convention, which governs liability once a plane has left the ground, will not allow a claim that is not based on physical injury.
Simon Davis, a specialist in travel claims at Ashtons Legal, comments that: “The law should be assisting those who need help on a plane, not preserving an ‘anything goes’ attitude once the wheels leave the ground. Is it time to revisit the Convention?”
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