UK GOVERNMENT PLANS TO SLASH COMPENSATION FOR FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS
I raised concerns about UK Government plans to slash compensation payouts for delayed, cancelled and overbooked domestic flights. At a time of unprecedented travel disruption this will pile more misery on consumers.
As consumer body Which? points out, the whole point of current compensation levels is to act as a deterrent to airlines and to slash this may see a resurgence of poor standards which will negatively impact travellers because no compensation would be paid for consequential losses incurred as a result of delays or cancellations.
Many consumers may be disincentivised to claim only a small proportion of their ticket cost for short delays which in turn will weaken incentives for airlines to ensure high standards with regards to delays and cancellations.