Peter Carter discussing passenger rights in relation to the Qantas Flight 72 turbulence incident off the West Australian coast in October 2008, Lateline (ABC)


ANDREW O’CONNOR: …at least two firms are preparing to lodge damages claims against Qantas in Australian courts.

PETER CARTER, LAWYER (CARTER CAPNER LAW): There have been claims by passengers against the carrier for some time. Some have already been resolved. But those that haven’t been resolved have to be commenced in court before the two-year anniversary of the flight because there’s a two-year limitation date.

ANDREW O’CONNOR: Qantas says it’s already settled a number of claims and will consider any new ones.