Travel law expert Auer Witte Thiel for the current flight cuts as a result of volcanic ash Munich, in June 2010: the Icelandic volcanic eruption resulted in wide parts of Europe to closures of airspace and flight cuts. As the risk of flight failures by volcanic ash is still high, inform the Munich travel law expert of the law firm Auer Witte Thiel on the rights of passengers on any flight failures. Cases from the rights of air passengers will inform basically regulated in the air passenger rights regulation (No. 261 / 2004) EU like the lawyers at Auer Witte Thiel. To come on package tours travel-legal provisions in the civil code ( 651a et seq.). The air passenger rights regulation applies according to Auer Witte Thiel, as long as the flight is operated by a German airline or the airline of an EU State. Regardless of the regulation every time is the point of departure within the EU, so Auer Witte Thiel.
Passengers, no package, but single tickets purchased, have to sign, so Auer Witte Thiel at the relevant airline. Flight fails as currently due to volcanic ash the passenger has the choice whether he would like to have refunded the price to continue the journey with the car or want a free rebooking on a later flight. In the case of rebooking passengers according to Auer Witte Thiel has claim to support services such as catering, two free phone calls or faxes or E-Mails if necessary, and hotel accommodation. “In the context, Auer Witte Thiel stressed that there is no entitlement to a further compensation payment by the airline in this case: A block of airspace due to the ash cloud is a so-called extraordinary circumstance according to Auer Witte Thiel” dar. Other damage, E.g. due to a missed business meeting, are non-refundable. Auer Witte Thiel pointed out that most offer a free cancellation or rebooking EU airlines on the Internet, as well as basically meet the demands according to the air passenger rights regulation.