One of the opponents of this new rule is Michael Cramer, member of Parliament. He is of the opinion that the current rule, where compensation is due after a three hour arrival delay, should stay in place.
According to an article published at Europolitics, and also to be viewed at Cramers website, only the United Kingdom is in favor of this proposal. Cramer even suggests that air passenger rights should be the same as railway passenger rights. This would mean that air passengers will be entitled to financial compensation after a one or two hour delay. However, he has not (yet) found any support for his views within the European Parliament.
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