Grein v Imperial Airways Ltd: CA 1937

A passenger met his death whilst travelling on a return air ticket between London and Antwerp. Belgium was not a state contracting under the Convention.
Held: Belgium was engaged on ‘international carriage’ within the meaning of the Convention. The Convention limiting damages to be awarded for any accident occurring on an airplane is to be construed purposively.


Green LJ


[1937] 1 KB 50


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedSidhu and Others v British Airways Plc; Abnett (Known as Sykes) v Same HL 13-Dec-1996
The claimants had been air passengers who were unlawfully detained in Kuwait, when their plane was captured whilst on the ground on the invasion of Kuwait. They sought damages for that detention.
Held: There are no exceptions to the Warsaw . .
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Transport, Damages

Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.237239