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August 29, 2022

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Only-Pay-When-You-Check-In Could Emerge as Alternative Amidst Flight Disruptions

If German lawmakers have their way, the advancement payment of air tickets could become a thing of the past, as a response to the huge disruptions of flights this summer across Europe, according to new proposed law in the German state of Lower Saxony. The local state minister renewed calls to introduce a “pay as you fly” (PAYF) model, where payment for plane tickets is processed upon check-in, reports BTN.

The German Business Travel Association (VDR), which has been advocating for a PAYF model since 2021, praised the move. VDR President Christoph Carnier said, “Advance payment for air travel is an outdated standard that should be replaced by timely electronic payment.”

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Malaysia - Traders' union threatens to hold protests across Malaysia through at least early September. Transport and business disruptions possible.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Authorities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ease COVID-19-related international travel measures as of Aug. 26.

Spain - Unionized Iberia Express cabin crew members to strike in Spain Aug. 28 to Sept. 6. Flight delays and cancellations ongoing.

United States - Severe thunderstorms forecast across Ohio Valley and Upper Midwest regions, US, through early Aug. 30. Possible flooding and disruptions.

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