There is a story in the news today about a woman being charged £85,000 after she caused a flight to be diverted due to her behaviour.
I believe this is section 23.3 in Jet2's Conditions of Carriage. A quick scan of other airlines revealed both British Airways and Easyjet have similar conditions while Air France, KLM and Lufthansa do not.
Is there a specific aspect of UK law that allows this in the UK and not in mainland Europe or is it up to the airline? What is the legal basis to impose this liability?