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Analysts heed airline failures warning

Analyst sentiment in the aviation sector is weakening, not helped by Ryanair’s lower earnings and the warning from CEO Michael O’Leary of more airline failures. How has the StarMine Analyst Revision Model reacted?...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is Enacted Into Law

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

On October 5, President Trump signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 into law. The Act funds the FAA through 2023 and does not include the controversial proposal to privatize US air traffic control, proposed restrictions...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The Upshot helps us understand exactly what’s been going on with the markets this week and what a late-bull-market reality means for the US (and global) economy....more

Carlton Fields

Reservation Canceled! Court Strikes Class Allegations Against American Airlines

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The Northern District of Illinois recently granted defendant American Airlines’ motion to strike class allegations in a passenger’s breach of contract suit brought after American cancelled plaintiff’s flight reservation when...more

Lane Powell PC

ATC Privatization – Not Now

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On October 5, President Trump signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, a $90 billion five-year reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Notably missing from the bill is the controversial and...more

Cozen O'Connor

FAA Reauthorization Briefing Part 3: Consumer Protection

by Cozen O'Connor on

On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.” The Act, which has wide-ranging implications for the aviation industry, funds the FAA for the next five years. The legislation...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Federal Circuit Courts Affirm ADA Preemption of State Law Claims Challenging Air Ambulance Prices

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The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits recently affirmed district court opinions holding that the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) preempted state law claims that challenged prices charged by air ambulance...more

Cozen O'Connor

FAA Reauthorization Briefing Part 2: Disability-Related Passenger Rights

by Cozen O'Connor on

On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.” The Act, which has wide-ranging implications for the aviation industry, funds the FAA for the next five years. The legislation...more

Cozen O'Connor

FAA Reauthorization Briefing Part 1: Airline Fee Issues

by Cozen O'Connor on

On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.” The Act, which has wide-ranging implications for the aviation industry, funds the FAA for the next five years. The legislation...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Hopper is poised for growth; Vacasa is Oasis' latest suitor; American Airlines' direct...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Another relatively quiet week in the world of distribution. Hopper Is Poised for Growth - ("Hopper Raises $100 Million More for Airfare and Hotel Rate Prediction," Skift Travel News, October 3, 2018) We brought you...more

FordHarrison

Airline Industry Alert: FAA Enacts Prompt Settlement Policy for Pilots Who are First-Time Violators of Drug and Alcohol Testing...

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On October 1, 2018, a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy went into effect that allows commercial pilots who are first-time violators of certain drug and alcohol testing provisions the opportunity for prompt...more

Holland & Knight LLP

DOT Publishes Long-Awaited Final Rule on Air Charter Brokers

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On Sept. 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) completed its rulemaking on air charter brokers, after it had been pending for five years. The Final Rule, which becomes effective on Feb. 14, 2019, creates a new...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Job postings hint at TripAdvisor's growing interest in travel packages; Orbitz held to be a...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Job Postings Hint at TripAdvisor’s Growing Interest in Travel Packages - ("TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search," Skift Travel New, September 6, 2018) Since April of this year, TripAdvisor’s...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Recent important OTA developments largely ignored; Sabre continues portfolio diversification as...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

As the days of summer come to an end, activity in the distribution world has begun to pick back up again. I hope you enjoy....more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Southwest Airlines Biometric Information Case Dismissed—Sent to Arbitration

We have been following litigation surrounding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and noting that many employers have been sued for using fingerprints for employees to clock into their jobs....more

LeClairRyan

The SAFETY Act and Horizon Air

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A few days ago, Richard Russell, a 29 year old airline ground employee, got in a 76 seat commercial aircraft and took off from a crowded airport. Many people expressed surprise that he was able to accomplish this feat given...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Industry stakeholders in Australia embrace new distribution model; Hyatt's new loyalty...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under - Skift Travel News on Aug 2, 2018 - Qantas, Serko, and Corporate Travel Management are leading the charge towards new distribution capability adoption...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Service Animals Vs. Emotional Support Animals: Ferreting Out The Truth

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Is it a service animal or an emotional support animal? Do I have to allow both? How to tell one from the other, and the rules that apply....more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Privacy Perils: Hackers Flying with Stolen Airline Miles

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

A report issued by cyber security firm Shape Security has indicated that 90% of the global login traffic on e-commerce websites is initiated by hackers. The airline industry is also under attack, with approximately 60% of...more

LeClairRyan

Ten Years Later and $30 Million Less: SEATAC is NOT Vicariously Liable

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The Washington State Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Afoa v. Port of Seattle last week. The Court rejected a lower court decision that had the effect of making an airport automatically liable for the...more

FordHarrison

#MeToo at 30,000 Feet: The Unique Challenges the Anti-Harassment Movement Poses for the Airline Industry

by FordHarrison on

The #MeToo movement has now touched nearly every U.S. workplace, and the airline industry is no exception. The impact of the anti-harassment movement on airlines, however, is unique because of the independent nature of much...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Fasten Your Seat Belts: California Revisiting Oracle in Airline Cases

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On July 12, 2018, the California Supreme Court agreed to address questions posed by the Ninth Circuit about whether California Labor Code provisions apply to an out-of-state employer whose employees work part of their time in...more

Thomas Fox

The FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy in Action-Part II

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How should a compliance practitioner use the information from these three Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions going forward? Do the differing results in these three enforcement actions (Dun & Bradstreet...more

Thomas Fox

The FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy in Action-Part I

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We had three major Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases resolved in Q2 2018. They all reached different resolutions under the new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy and the new anti-piling on policy....more

Benesch

Mental Distress for Airline Lawyers - The Sixth Circuit's Decision in Doe v. Etihad

by Benesch on

In Doe v. Etihad Airways, P.J.S.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit radically altered the scope of an air carrier’s liability under the Montreal Convention, the international treaty controlling an air...more

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