Old Feb 13, 19, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
The COC and fare rules of the ticket are the contract.
I am aware that certain people from DC know everything better than others and this includes German law. However, GTCs like COCs and fare rules only become binding in a civilised jurisdiction like ours when they were made known to the other party and are accepted by the other party. If not, our Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch applies. In a civilized jurisdiction a contract does not require 100 pages but just the essentialia negotii and these are simple: I pay 100 Euro and you fly me from A to B. And unless the airline does not manage to make GTCs part of the contract, everything else is to be found in the civil code. Quite comfortable, believe me.
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