However, it’s likely that this will prove to be the opening salvo in an attempt by airlines to challenge passengers’ legal rights.
Of course the recent events were unprecedented and it may be that there are lessons to learn. But we mustn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
The European rules give people the confidence that they aren’t going to find themselves racking up huge costs because an airline has cancelled their flight. They will have brought some level of comfort to the people stranded over the last week and have already helped hundreds of thousands of passengers across the EU.