Flight times extended by major airlines to avoid payouts, report claims
Carriers add up to 30 minutes to trips, reducing the likelihood of paying compensation for delays, Which? says
Plane journeys are taking longer than a decade ago, according to a report that claims the change is down to airlines “padding” their schedules to create the impression passengers were reaching their destinations on time.
Carriers are adding extra time to flight schedules, in some cases up to 30 minutes, to ensure they maintain punctuality and are therefore less likely to be liable for compensation payouts, the investigation by Which? Travel claimed.Continue reading...