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Aviation Lawyer Sues over Airline Fees, Claims Violations of International Law

Posted Jun 27, 2011 6:00 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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An aviation lawyer from Spain is targeting airline add-on fees in suits that cite international law.

Dan Miró has targeted more than 60 airlines in legal actions filed on behalf of consumers, the New York Times reports. He has one high-profile win based on his own experience with Ryanair. Miró tells the Times he rushed to the Barcelona airport to fly to an aviation law meeting in Sicily, leaving the boarding pass he had printed at home. Ryanair charged him about $60 extra.

A Spanish judge ruled in January that the airline had the responsibility to provide the boarding pass. She cited European Union regulations and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Montreal Conventions of 1999, the story says. An appeal is pending.

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