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Lady London 2,178 posts

@meta the airline’s responsibility is only to pay to transport you to your originally booked airport when it’s within the same city/region. However, the delay compensation does not apply to your ground transportation arrival time. Apart from the facts, it would simply be impossible to provide proper evidence of arrival time by land transport and obviously open to abuse.

Sorry JDB, but the time arrived at the booked airport by whatever means is what has to be compensated. Otherwise BA could land you at Manchester instead of Leeds and refuse to compensate and reimburse for the journey to Leeds at the time they landed you at MAN, taking you an extra x hours to get to the Leeds airport you’d paid for.

Ryanair used to do this a lot : landing people at a different airport then trying not to compensate, nor reimburse the extra time required to get to destination and this was one of the reasons EU261 was brought in. Are you saying BA can be as bad as Ryanair and get away with it?

Though granted, if the OP does not need to actually return to JFK it gets a bit stickier. And being totally fair about it, since they’d have been going to the same hotel from JFK as they will now from EWR, there might, being fair, not have been as much difference in inconvenience anyway.

However if landing at the right time at JFK would still have had faster cheaper transport options to the hotel, than turns out to be the case whenever they land at EWR, then for me morally BA should pay extra costs and compensate extra travel time.

However BA might technically not have to pay anything if the destination is the hotel rather than JFK. And the fact that BA denies so many valid claims means I won’t blame anyone for claiming whatever they can on any legal basis even if overall they might not have been so inconvenienced.

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