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Monday, 8 July 2013

3 hours as maximum termac delay in EU

Within the proposal of the European Commission (dated 13 March 2013) for amending Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, the limit for termac delay is forseen. The Article 6(5) sets a maximum five hour limit of the delay. It will force a carrier to get the aircraft back to the gate or other place that will be suitable for disembarkation of passengers. 
Passengers' condition (especially that of families with little children, and older people) on the plane standing on the apron can result in hard to predict accidents. These are often accompanied by uncontrolled emotions. It happens so, despite the adequate care provided by the carrier and despite ensuring adequate temperature on the plane. The similar regulation observed in US since April 2010 forces carrier to take plane back to the gate after three hours.
We call for a maximum delay of the plane with passengers on board, so it does not exceeds three hours!

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