Simple Flying - Pranjal Pande
The UK government has released a new charter to lay out passenger rights as travel disruptions hit airports across the country.
The charter comes as UK airports and airlines, like British Airways and easyJet, across Europe are struggling to meet capacity demands and canceling or delaying dozens of flights. London Heathrow, the country's biggest, recently enacted a daily cap of 100,000 travelers and ordered airlines to halt ticket sales to meet this number. Given this, it's a good time for passengers to recap their rights.
The Charter does not add any new provisions to help air passengers but rather compiles the available resources. The most important is on delayed or canceled flights and compensation for the same.