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This topic contains 17 replies, has 12 voices, and was last updated by  capetonianm 16 Jan 2019
at 09:41

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  • Tom Otley

    Yes, quite right – we have one here

    No deal Brexit and aviation


    it could be argued that BA is not a British carrier, but a Spanish one. Lawyers are going to be rubbing their hands in glee over this one.

    Sorry to disagree with you, capetonianm, but no, it couldn’t – not successfully, anyway. For the purposes of EU261 the determining factor is whether the airline is based in an EU member state. Post-Brexit, whatever its ownership, BA will not be based in Spain by any stretch of the imagination.

    Bott & Co (with whom I have no affiliation) have quite a good article on the post-Brexit application of EU261 here. In OP’s situation, post-Brexit, EU261 would not grant compensation rights absent an international agreement extending its coverage to the UK.

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    There are too many ifs and buts and unknowns to be able to take a firm stance.

    Reading the (excellent) article from Bott and Co, for which thank you, it seems that post Brexit many short haul leisure travellers would remain covered, e.g travel between UK and EU on EU carriers. Ryanair is an EU carrier and I think easyJet will be. I appreciate that there would be gaps for business and long haul travellers.

    There are far greater concerns at stake than EU261 compensation, that’s a small benefit, such as freedom from roaming charges, which I for one would gladly forego when the UK leaves.

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