Good week

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RYANAIR The budget carrier will not have to compensate passengers delayed by a September 2007 technical fault in Lubeck, after a German court ruled the fault to be an exceptional circumstance under European passenger rights regulations. Judges called the fault "unforeseen" and "beyond the airline's control". Generally, malfunctions stemming from routine operations are not accepted as an excuse to avoid compensating passengers.


Bad week

777 family
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BOEING 777 The big twinjet is facing the potential loss of up to seven orders. El Al has decided to cancel four 777-200ERs ordered two years ago after conducting a "renewed examination" of its fleet requirements, while loss-making Air India is considering cancelling three 777-300ERs and replacing them with 10 737-800s as it looks to restructure. On the plus side, TAAG Angola has signed for two -300ERs and taken purchase rights for two more.



Source: Flight International