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Airlines To Pay Compensation For Wildcat Strike Delays & Cancellations

The European Court of Justice has ruled that airlines must compensate passengers whose flights are delayed or cancelled because of wildcat strikes.  Customers must either be offered an alternative flight and supplied with food and drink until their departure, or given a refund of up to €600.      The court determined that compensation can only be denied if airlines can prove that delays and cancellations were caused by extraordinary circumstances beyond their control and said that wildcat strikes are a regular occurrence and therefore do not qualify.