Wizz Air does not pay despite judgment - bailiff intervenes
The Hungarian airline Wizz Air did not pay despite a judgment of a German court and finally had to be forced to pay by a bailiff.
Wizzair had to pay the compensation and additional costs
The Frankfurt Regional Court had ruled in February 2022 that Wizz Air must pay compensation of 250 euros to a passenger who had an extra night's lodging and meal costs due to a flight cancellation. However, the airline appealed the ruling and did not pay.
The plaintiff then commissioned a bailiff to collect the payment from Wizz Air. The bailiff wrote to the airline and set a deadline for payment. Wizz Air did not respond to the letter and did not pay within the set deadline.
The bailiff then initiated enforcement proceedings, seizing the airline's account. Shortly thereafter, Wizz Air paid the requested compensation plus the bailiff's costs.
Wizzair – criticized for unclear fees and insufficient payouts
This is not the first time Wizz Air has hit the headlines for its business practices. The airline has already been criticized several times for unclear fees and insufficient compensation payments for flight cancellations and flight delays.
Wizz Air's behavior shows once again that airlines are often reluctant to pay compensation and must be forced to comply with their legal obligation. It is important that passengers inform themselves about their rights in the event of flight delays, cancellations and overbookings and, if necessary, take legal action to obtain their compensation.
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