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Those dreadful moments waiting for your luggage to pop out of the baggage claim after an 18-hour flight are about to get less harrowing. The Court of Cassation ruled that if an airline does lose a passenger's luggage, they'd be forced to pay 30,000 Egyptian pounds as compensation. So, no more popping a vein while calling an airline nonstop to ask about your lost bags; you now have a court ruling to back you up.

The court cited Egypt being a part of the Montreal Treaty as basis for its ruling, which establishes that the airline is the sole responsible party for the deliverance of a passenger's luggage and holds airlines accountable for compensating the passenger in case of losing said luggage.

Source: Youm 7