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CJ EU on Vueling case: the Spanish legislation which prohibits air carriers from charging for checking in passengers’ baggage in the form of an optional price supplement is incompatible with EU law
Luxembourg, Luxembourg - The carriers must nevertheless inform customers of the charges for that service in a clear, transparent and unambiguous way, at the start of the booking process, on an opt-in basis
"Spanish legislation prohibits air carriers from charging for checking in passengers’ baggage in the form of an optional price supplement. In August 2010, the air carrier Vueling added a surcharge of €40 to the base price of airline tickets (€241.48) purchased by Ms Arias Villegas when she checked in two pieces of baggage online. Ms Villegas therefore lodged a complaint against Vueling, claiming that...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency