Should airports be fined for bad weather disruptions?
The government has said it wants to introduce new powers to fine airports for disruption. Should airports be fined for failure of service?
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has told the Sunday Times it was unacceptable that BAA won't be punished for failure to provide service.
BA cancelled 2,000 flights over a six-day period and Heathrow airport was almost totally closed due to snow and ice. For many air travellers, that meant not just ruined travel plans, but a ruined Christmas holiday.
Do you think airports should be punished for disruptions? Will economic sanctions make them better prepared in the future?
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