Old Nov 7, 18, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
I guess the question could be, what time do they stop counting it as "night" in this context?).
The passengers emerged were off the aircraft in JFK at 05:20, and a bit later for those with baggage. For those not rebooked to LHR, they needed to be back at the gate at 17:40. I know that in the past at least, courts haven't regarded that as being a night time stop (Smith-Packham v easyJet, Liverpool 2014). It also wouldn't be straightforward to get accommodation - in terms of walking into the room - at say 07:00 hrs in somewhere like NYC. Arguably a stronger level of protection would be needed for those with special needs and reduced mobility, though not those with accompanied children, at least in terms of the Regulation's wording. But as simons1 pointed out, the Regulation probably didn't imagine a 10 hour flight turning into 54 hours.

Accommodation was provided for all in Orlando, though that came with problems of its own.
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