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  • My Teenage Daughter Used Her Sister’s Passport. Can I Sue the Airline for Negligence?
      by HG.org

    Flights from one country to another require a passport that is checked by the airline to ensure the right person is traveling. However, if the airline does not perform the correct examination on the passport, someone other than the intended passenger may be boarding a plane.

  • Common Airplane Turbulence Accidents

    Though the number of major airline accidents have diminished in recent years, in-flight turbulence-related injuries have increased, in part due to overworked flight crews and inadequate enforcement of safety protocols.

  • The Latest Milestone in U.S. / Cuba Relations: Commercial Flights

    The United States and Cuba marked another historic milestone recently when JetBlue Flight 387 sojourned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Abel Santamaria Airport in Santa Clara, Cuba. Flight 387 was the first direct commercial flight between the two countries in more than a half-century. Six months ago, the two countries signed an agreement to re-establish scheduled air service between them, moving beyond the charter services that had been the sole direct flights for many years.

  • Is There Any Recourse for Passengers on Commercial Jetliners that Crash?

    Even though you may never be involved in an aviation crash or mishap, it pays to be informed as to your rights when traveling on a commercial carrier.

  • How Does International Law Affect Airplane Crash Liability?
      by HG.org

    Tragically, airplane crashes often result in catastrophic losses. Hundreds of people may die in a single incident. Those lucky enough to survive often suffer from debilitating injuries. When an airplane crash occurs, those affected may consider how to seek compensation for the losses that they have suffered. Airplane crash investigation and liability can often be complex.

  • Right to Fly with Points
      by HG.org

    Flying with miles is an advantage for those that fly regularly and is often an option with credit cards, travel programs and other incentive programs. Travelers who fly with points have the potential to realize substantial savings. However, sometimes there are problems when the person wishing to redeem the points is unable to do so or if a flight is cancelled after using points.

  • The Airline Canceled My Flight, Can I Sue for a Refund?
      by HG.org

    After the recent slate of canceled flights resulting from unprecedented snowfall across the northern part of the United States, many passengers have found themselves stranded. This makes many passengers miss important events, lose deposits, or suffer other losses. As a result, many of these stranded passengers find themselves asking “if the airline cancels my flight, can I sue them?”

  • Is Drone Hunting Going to be Legal in the United States?
      by HG.org

    After reports of domestic spying surfaced, and the possibility that drone aircraft might be used to carry out surveillance of Americans, many reacted violently. This led to what was initially considered an absurd suggestion that “drone hunting” should be legalized. However, several jurisdictions have actually made movement in the direction of issuing permits to shoot surveillance aircraft out of the sky.

  • When Can Kids Fly Alone?
      by HG.org

    It is not uncommon, particularly around the holidays, for children to visit family members in other states. Sometimes this means taking a flight. But, for many families, it is just not financially feasible for a parent to accompany the child on the flight. So, what are the laws and rules regarding when children can fly alone?

  • What Are My Legal Rights if My Flight Gets Canceled or Delayed?
      by HG.org

    Anyone who has done much travel has had to contend with delayed flights or cancellations. Though often unavoidable due to weather or conditions beyond the airline's control, the ones who usually suffer the most are the stranded passengers. So what are your rights if a flight is canceled or delayed?

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