ATPCO not liable to Alitalia for fare coding mistake

Alitalia Linee Aeree Italiane, S.p.A. v. Airline Tariff Publishing Company (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 5, 2008).  ATPCO serves airlines by collecting and distributing their fare data.  Over 500 airlines throughout the world send fare data to ATPCO, which electronically distributes such data to global distribution systems (such as Sabre, Amadeus/System One, Worldspan and Galileo) and computer reservation … More ATPCO not liable to Alitalia for fare coding mistake

Southwest persuades court to shut down boarding pass company’s operations

Southwest Airlines Co. v. BoardFirst, L.L.C. (N.D. Tex. Sept. 12, 2007).  BoardFirst went into business in 2005 to assist Southwest passengers in obtaining the coveted “A” group boarding passes.  “A” boarding passes are obtained by the first 45 passengers to check in, and “A” passengers are the first to board the aircraft.  A BoardFirst customer … More Southwest persuades court to shut down boarding pass company’s operations

Canadian company files lawsuit against 1st-Air.Net

On May 9, 2007, Ticketmaster Canada Ltd. filed a lawsuit against 1st-Air.Net, Inc. and another defendant in the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking damages of US$91,315.54.  According to its Statement of Claim, Ticketmaster had entered into an agreement allowing the defendants to use Ticketmaster’s system to process credit card transactions and defendants breached such agreement … More Canadian company files lawsuit against 1st-Air.Net

Court continues to trim airline lawsuit against Internet service vendor

Deutsche Lufthansa AG v. The Boeing Company (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 2, 2007).  In 2003, Lufthansa and Boeing entered into a contract in which Boeing agreed to provide high-speed Internet service for passengers on long-haul Lufthansa flights.  In 2006, after Lufthansa had spent substantial sums in developing the service, Boeing notified Lufthansa that it had decided to … More Court continues to trim airline lawsuit against Internet service vendor

Court sorts out liability in aircraft ground incident case

North American Airlines, Inc. v. Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ltd. (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 22, 2006).  During towing by a tug driver from a hardstand to a terminal departure gate, a wing tip of a Virgin A340 aircraft collided with the tail of a parked North American Airlines aircraft. NAA sued Virgin, which filed third-party complaints against ASI, which had provided the tug … More Court sorts out liability in aircraft ground incident case

Vendor permitted to discontinue Internet service to airline

Deutsche Lufthansa AG v. The Boeing Company (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 30, 2006).  In 2003, Lufthansa and Boeing entered into a 70-page contract in which Boeing agreed to provide high-speed Internet service for passengers on long-haul Lufthansa flights.  In August 2006, Boeing notified Lufthansa that it had decided to discontinue its Internet service business, in its entirety, … More Vendor permitted to discontinue Internet service to airline