Ferry passengers to be given same rights as air travellers
July 9th, 2010 by elisa

Following on from a previous blog regarding a new push from the European Commission to encourage rail and air passengers to know their rights; ferry passengers will be granted the same rights to compensation as air passengers should their journeys be cancelled or delayed. This is a result of a new ruling from the European Parliament.

Sea passengers currently only get their money back or a place on a later sailing if the journey they booked does not happen. Those flying by plane, on the other hand, are compensated for the inconvenience.

Unfortunately, this ruling will not be put into affect for another two years.

Head of Research at Holiday Which Rochelle Turner said: “This is great news for ferry passengers, putting them on an equal footing with airline passengers.

“All ferry passengers will now be able to rely on getting fair and adequate compensation if they are delayed or if their trip is cancelled, regardless of the ferry operator they use.”

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