Tag Archives: Airline

Reply to: 'Common Ownership Does Not Have Anti-Competitive Effects in the Airline Industry'

José Azar, University of Navarra, IESE Business School, Martin C. Schmalz, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; CEPR; CESifo; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and Isabel Tecu, Charles River Associates (CRA)offer a Reply to: 'Common Ownership Does… … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse Act claim against airline fails in federal district court

Balukjian v. Virgin America, Inc. (N.D. Cal. Mar. 9, 2018).  The passenger/plaintiff was traveling on a red-eye flight from San Francisco to Boston with her 93 year-old father, who had a portable oxygen concentrator with him.  During the flight, the … Continue reading

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A new “Passenger Bill of Rights” and other potential legislative changes affecting the Canadian airline industry

Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act (the “Act”), had its 2nd reading in the House of Commons on June 19, 2017.  The Act consists of a package of amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, as well … Continue reading

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Airline Pilot Buzzes Tower Top Gun Style

In a move that had everyone shaking heads and thinking that someone has seen Top Gun too many times, an Air Berlin pilot elected to do a fly-by of the airport tower.   The fly-by involved a close approach on landing, … Continue reading

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Airline not liable for passenger's deplaning injury caused by fellow passenger

Goodwin v. British Airways Plc (D. Mass. Aug. 8, 2011). The plaintiff had traveled on a British Airways flight from London to Paris. She alleged in her complaint that, while deplaning, she lost her balance, one of her feet slid … Continue reading

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