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Airlines Must Compensate for 3-Hour Delays, EU Court Says

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Airlines must compensate passengers on connecting flights who arrive at least three hours late at their final destination, the European Union’s highest court said in a ruling the industry said may backfire on travelers.

“The fact that the original flight was not delayed beyond the limits laid down by EU law does not affect the right to compensation,” the EU Court of Justice ruled today. The Luxembourg-based court’s ruling can’t be appealed.