Court Rules on Throwaway Ticketing and 2% Rebates on All Hotel Stays Over $250

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  1. Gary, would be interested to see a dedicated post with your analysis of the Spanish court ruling. I feel like this is right in your wheelhouse

  2. The original article says that the Spanish court ruling only affects Iberia, and also leaves open that Iberia could – while not canceling the legs – reprice the ticket based on the legs flown. In that case, deliberate hidden city ticket bookings to save money would be pointless, though I can see that the ruling could in some cases help those who miss a segment due to a mishap or change in plans. I guess it remains to see how this is implemented.

  3. European rules are better for consumers then FAA rules that put the airline first and say consumer rules are unfair to us

  4. I wouldn’t bank on the Spanish supreme court ruling to meaningfully change things. It only affects Iberia, and they have free reign to reprice if you miss the first flight on a booking. It also does not apply to other airlines or other parts of Europe as this is a national, rather than European, ruling.

    In other words, nobody get excited.

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