On Friday 31 October the Supreme Court announced its decision on three applications, of particular public interest, for permission to appeal.

Jet2.com Ltd v Huzar [2014] EWCA Civ 791; Thomson Airways Ltd v Dawson [2014] EWCA Civ 845

The Court has refused applications by Jet2.com and Thomson Airways to appeal the Court of Appeal decisions in two cases about the airlines’ liability to pay compensation after travel delays. Jet2.com was refused permission to challenge the decision by asking the Court whether unforeseeable technical problem resulting in a delayed flight amounted to “extraordinary circumstances” for the purposes of Regulations 261/2004. Thomson Airways were refused permission to ask the Court if the applicable limitation period for bringing a claim for compensation was 2 years under Regulation 261/2004 or 6 years under the Limitations Act 1980. Continue reading »