Old Nov 7, 18, 2:04 am
LTN Phobia
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Incidentally my reading on the situation is that BA were not under an EC261 obligation to provided hotel accommodation in New York - just telephone calls, food and drink.
I agree with your post in general, however, I'd beg to differ on this point. I'd say that BA were under an EC261 obligation to provide hotel accommodation in New York because that's where they ended up for the night because of the diversion (i.e. resulting in a situation "- where a stay of one or more nights becomes necessary" in Article 9.), although I guess technically not till the morning (saying that, I guess the question could be, what time do they stop counting it as "night" in this context?).

I agree that Orlando would definitely have been needed with the overnight stop. Did BA actually provide hotel rooms there to essentially everyone, but had difficulties in New York because of the marathon?

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