Passenger “bill of rights” legislation is now pending before Congress

In the wake of the highly publicized on-board ground delays that occurred in December 2006 and February 2007, the “Airline Passenger Bill of Rights Act of 2007” was introduced in the Senate on February 17, 2007 and in the House of Representatives on March 1, 2007.  If enacted, the more extensive House bill would require … More Passenger “bill of rights” legislation is now pending before Congress

Passenger state law claims preempted by Montreal Convention

Malek v. Societe Air France (N.Y. City Civil Ct. Sept. 8, 2006).  Due to a late-arriving flight, the passenger missed his connecting flight.  The airline arranged for alternate carriage on a different airline, for which the passenger had to wait eight hours.  He claimed that the delay inconvenienced and exhausted him, and also claimed that the airline damaged his baggage.  The passenger sued for … More Passenger state law claims preempted by Montreal Convention