Airlines are reeling after being told they must pay passengers compensation of up to £480 each for flight delays of over three hours.
EU judge Yves Bot rejected a joint challenge from British Airways, Easyjet and TUI, and ruled that payouts for delayed inter-EU flights of 930 miles or less will be £199, and delays on flights between 930 to 1,860 miles will be £320.
According to The Sun, the ruling was aimed at settling a dispute over a regulation introduced in 2004.
Airlines are up in arms over the decision, as it could see them forking out £1 billion a year in compensation.
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