In his opinion delivered today, Advocate General Yves Bot has said that “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.”

In August 2010, a passenger of the air carrier Vueling was asked to pay a surcharge of €40 to the base price of airline tickets when she checked in two pieces of baggage online. The passenger filed a complaint against Vueling, claiming that this w...

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