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Old Oct 12, 17, 10:19 am
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Put simply, EC 261/2004 as initially adopted would not likely pay a delay/cancellation claim under these circumstances. Subsequent decisions of the ECJ would likely require an EU carrier or a carrier departing the EU to pay under these circumstances.

Switzerland, not an EU Member State, chose to adopt the Regulation into its own law. But, it far from bound by the pronouncements of the ECJ and the question is how a Swiss court would interpret thee Regulation under Swiss law.

For this reason, few claims agencies will accept contingencies arising in Switzerland, but one might. Submitting your relevant flight information and the response from LX will get you a quick answer.

The Regulation would in all circumstances impose a duty of care on the carrier. That, I presume is what the voucher covers if you had any expenses and, if not, it is simply a good will gesture. Your hotel, food and local transport expenses at ZRH should be covered in any event.
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