mhodgson wrote:I was always under the impression that the Warsaw* convention limited airlines' responsibility for bags to a set amount; any insurance over that would be the passengers responsibility.
*Possibly one of the other ones!
The Warsaw Convention would be correct had Nigeria ever been party to it, which they weren't. Nigeria have signed a limited agreement under the Montreal Convention but only agree to the sections that cover losses in the event of an air disaster.
A Federal High Court in Lagos
Probably the same court that in 1998 ruled that the Nigerian government were permitted to name their own binding price in all contract negotiations and ordered Airbus to deliver 6 A330s for the princely (pardon the pun) sum of $20M. Strange how Airbus sold zero aircraft to such a huge country (we will lease you some ex-VS tat, or you can ask some nice Portuguese chaps to run a few routes for you) for so long afterwards, before Green popped up ordering a job-lot of A220s with a huge down payment of Chinese cash, paying upfront for a few lease birds to tide them over.
A million great ideas...