As expected, the European Court of Justice followed last September's opinion of the advocate general and upheld the European Commission's regulation concerning common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding, long delay or flight cancellation. The regulation came into force on Feb. 17, 2005, and provides for compensation of €250 ($302.73) for denied boarding on flights of under 1,500 km., €400 for flights of between 1,500 and 3,500 km. ...

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