EU Court Adviser Says Spanish Airline Can Charge For Bags

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 4:56 PM EST) -- Spanish airline Vueling Airlines SA can charge passengers for checked baggage because a Spanish law preventing airlines from levying the extra fee is incompatible with EU law, an adviser to the European Union’s highest court said Thursday.

Advocate General Yves Bot wrote in a nonbinding opinion that Spanish law should not prevent the budget airline from charging customers optional baggage fees because it conflicts with EU law. If upheld by the European Court of Justice, the opinion would allow airlines to use the industry model of...
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