EasyJet Delays Dealing
"LOW cost carrier EasyJet is
continuing to make it as hard as possible for its passengers to obtain
compensation when their flights are delayed." reports passenger
delay specialist Fairplane UK. EasyJet recently announced a business
milestone when it flew its 45 millionth passenger, but does not normally
respond to requests from its customers for compensation; instead it waits
for court proceedings to be issued.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, airline passengers are generally
entitled to fixed statutory compensation of between €250 and €600 if their
flight lands more than 3 hours late, and airlines are under a duty to let
their passengers know about their right to this payment. In FairPlane's
experience however, when Easyjet receives a claim, it almost always ignores
it, and customers are forced to sue in the courts if they want to recover
their compensation. Not surprisingly, many give up and never receive
recompense for a flight which may have landed many hours late or have even
Daniel Morris, Director at FairPlane UK, commented:- "We have an
enormous number of live cases against EasyJet and we have been in regular
contact with them. In some cases EasyJet have even confirmed in writing that
they owe this money, and have agreed a timescale to pay it, but have simply
failed to do so. I find it disheartening that EasyJet are announcing
milestones highlighting the loyalty of its passengers and yet feel it is in
order to fail to pay a debt to the very same people who use their airline."
He went on to say:- "There are even 1 or 2 cases where we have needed
to instruct the court bailiffs to seize goods from EasyJet's headquarters.
It sounds ridiculous, but it is the only way that we can obtain compensation
for passengers within a reasonable timeframe. We are simply looking to
provide everyday travellers with money that is rightfully theirs."
EasyJet, despite having a net income in 2014 of £450 million, appears in
some cases to be doing all it can to resist paying compensation amounts
ranging from £190 to £450, and there is concern that the airline may have
lost sight of its need to retain customer loyalty.
Under EU regulations, passengers who suffer a 3 hour flight delay or flight
cancellation are entitled by law to fixed levels of compensation. The
trouble is, airlines often don't pay despite them being liable. Indeed,
airlines often come up with invalid excuses not to pay the EU delayed flight
compensation sums at all.
Dare to wear your onesie for Blind Veterans UK
A local military charity is inviting people to:- 'Zip up and
Carry on' this February by wearing their onesie to work, school, or the
Staff and volunteers at Blind Veterans UK's Llandudno Centre are looking for
individuals, schools, colleges and local businesses to support the work done at
the centre by wearing onesies during the 3rd annual:- "Wear Your Onesie
Week." They will be leading the way by daring to wear their onesies
between 11 February and 18 February 2016.
Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and the charity's initial purpose was to
help and support soldiers blinded in World War I. But the organisation has gone
on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning World
War II to recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser at Blind Veterans UK, says:- "Wear
Your Onesie Week is a fun way to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK while being
comfy in your workplace, classroom, living room or wherever you dare to wear
To pre-register and receive a pack including sponsor forms, poster templates and
collection boxes, contact Blind Veterans UK before Friday, 5 February 2016.
Or simply post a picture 'Wearing your Onesie' by snailmail or on
the Blind Veterans UK Wales Facebook page and make a donation of £1 per person
on the Just Giving
Contact Victoria via
or call her on:- 01492 864574 for more information or to pre-register.
wearing onesies, visit the Blind Veterans UK Wales Facebook page.
There's 'Snow' Better Time to Hit the
Slopes with Jet2.com
are 1 of the UK's leading leisure airline and they have just added extra flights
to Geneva from Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airports... Jet2.com is giving
eager skiers and snowboarders even more opportunities to make the most of the
snow this ski season, by launching extra flights to Geneva.
An additional Saturday afternoon flight is now operating from
Leeds Bradford Airport and there is also a 2nd afternoon service available from
Manchester Airport on both Saturday and Sunday. All three flights are perfect
for skiers wanting to maximise a weekend break. Details are as follows:-
► Saturday flight will be departing 15:00 and returning back to Leeds Bradford
Airport 19:45. Running until 27 March 2016.
► Saturday flight will be departing 15:50 and returning back to Manchester
Airport 20:55. Running until 9 April 2016.
► Sunday flight will be departing 16:00 and returning back to Manchester Airport
21:05. Running until 10 April 2016.
Estate agents doubles fundraising target for
local Children's Hospice services
LOCAL property specialist Leaders will once again support
children's charity 'Together for Short Lives' in 2016 and has doubled its
fundraising target after a successful partnership in 2015.
'Together for Short Lives' supports all 53 Children's Hospice services across the
UK, including Zoe's Place.
Employees of the estate agents raised a total of £45,000 for the charity last
year, comfortably exceeding the company's goal of £25,000. As a result, Leaders
has pledged to raise a further £50,000 over the next 12 months.
Clare Tobin, chief operating officer at Leaders, says:- "Together for
Short Lives is a wonderful cause and we are delighted to be supporting it again
this year. Our staff really got behind the charity last year by running,
cycling, rowing, abseiling, baking, skydiving and much more to raise money and
we are sure they will find even more creative ways to show their support again
Children's Hospice Week, which runs from 23 May to 29 May 2016, will be the
focus of the firm's charitable efforts. All 111 Leaders branches across the
Country will take part in fundraising activities over the course of the week.
Staff are also encouraged to tackle personal challenges at any time throughout
the year to generate funds. 2 employees have already signed up to run in the
London Marathon in April and have each pledged to raise at least £2,500.
Nick Appleby, corporate fundraising manager at 'Together for Short Lives'
"We are thrilled to have Leaders' backing once more in 2016 and we are
sure the enthusiasm and commitment of its employees will make it another
successful year. Children's hospice services rely on the support and fundraising
efforts of companies like Leaders to deliver specialist care to seriously ill
children and their families."
All 1,000 plus Leaders employees have been given permission to take a day off
work in 2016 to volunteer at their local Children's Hospice.