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Massachusetts’ New REAL ID-Compliant Driver’s License Requirements

by Mintz Levin on

On March 26, 2018, Massachusetts adopted a new system for driver’s licenses and identification (Mass ID) cards to comply with the REAL ID federal standards. Massachusetts residents now have two options for their driver’s...more

Traveling with Medical Marijuana Across State Lines?

by Jaburg Wilk on

I live in Arizona and I have a medical marijuana card, is it possible to bring medicine from out of state? In recent years, two of Arizona's neighbors (Colorado and California) have changed their laws to allow adults to...more

Real ID Domestic Air Travel Requirement Takes Effect on January 22, 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

Anyone flying within the United States on or after January 22, 2018 will have to ensure that their state-issued driver’s license or identification card is compliant with the Real ID Act and its standards or has received an...more

DOT v. FAA: Oversight of regional Air Carriers

by LeClairRyan on

A just-released report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) points to the importance of the regional airline industry in safely transporting passengers, economic changes buffeting...more

Customs and Border Patrol Issue New Rules for Searching Devices at Borders

We previously reported that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) have been stopping U.S. citizens at the borders of the United States and demanding passwords for access to mobile devices. According to CBP, 19,051 mobile...more

Your Driver’s License Is Still Valid For Domestic Air Travel, At Least For Now

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to phase in the requirements of the REAL ID Act, some domestic airline travelers may be prohibited from using their state-issued driver’s license or ID card in order to board...more

Southwest Airlines Will Cooperate in Class Action Against American, Delta & United

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of Southwest Airlines Co.’s settlement with a class of plaintiffs alleging antitrust violations against Southwest, American Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., and United...more

Financial Close for Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project

by Nossaman LLP on

On December 21, 2017, the City and County of Denver and Denver Great Hall LLC reached financial close on the $1.8 billion Jeppesen Terminal redevelopment project (Great Hall Project) at the Denver International Airport....more

In January, Will You be Able to Board Your Domestic Flight with Your Current Driver’s License?

In 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act, enacting national standards for obtaining state driver’s licenses and I.D. cards. These federally mandated standards require states to use enhanced security features and...more

Employment Law This Week®: EEOC & Disability Discrimination Lawsuits, Arbitration Deferral Case, Statutory Claims for Travel Pay...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

Flying into the future: would ATOL reforms have helped more Monarch customers?

by Dentons on

Shortly after the last ever Monarch Airlines flight landed at Manchester Airport in the early hours of Monday morning, the airline entered administration, prompting the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to launch its "biggest...more

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Tightens Requirements on Green Card Applications for Renewing Advance Parole Travel...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently adopted a new policy for travel document applications that should be taken into account by those applying for green cards. Under the new policy, the...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 15th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly OTA & Distribution Update for the week ending September 15, 2017 is below. The week’s short Update features a heavy dose of OTA stories...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 18th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s Update for the week ending August, 18, 2017 is below. Short-term rental regulation is featured prominently in this week’s Update...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 4th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending August 4, 2017 is below. An important update on the status of rate parity in the EU leads things off in this week’s Update...more

An expensive omission?

by Hogan Lovells on

On 25 July 2017, a travel agency in Hong Kong and its deputy operations manager were convicted of the offence of "misleading omissions" under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance ("TDO"). They were found to have omitted telling...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 14th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

A number of updated and new stories in this week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending July 14, 2017. We hope you enjoy. Expedia’s MeetingMarket Now Speaks English [OTA/GROUP] ("Expedia extends...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - June 30th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending June 30, 2017 is below. A mix of stories in this week’s update. Airbnb Continues Its March Toward Mainstream Lodging (SHORT-TERM RENTALS) ("Airbnb signs...more

UK: FCA call for input on access to insurance

by Hogan Lovells on

On 20 June 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA“) published a Call for Input inviting firms (amongst other stakeholders) to submit their views on the challenges they face in providing travel insurance to consumers who...more

The Brexit Negotiations (2): What is the UK’s Opening Position?

by WilmerHale on

This is our second Alert on the Brexit negotiation1, which started on Monday, June 19, 2017. Having outlined the EU’s opening position, we now turn to that of the United Kingdom. The main source used is the UK Government’s...more

President Trump Announces Changes to Cuba Policy

by Cozen O'Connor on

On June 16, 2017, President Trump announced changes to the U.S. policy toward Cuba aimed at tightening travel restrictions on U.S. persons and limiting the Cuban military’s access to U.S. dollars. Although announced on June...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - May 19th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending May 21, 2017 is below. Nothing earth shattering this week... Accor Launches Dynamic Packaging [DIRECT BOOKING]. Joining the ranks of Marriott and other...more

Travel Agencies Hail Proposed Legislation Providing Overtime Exemption, But Employment Bills in General Face Uphill Battle

by Littler on

Last week Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) introduced a bill that would remove travel agents from the Department of Labor's list of workers that cannot qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime exemption for retail...more

Hong Kong court upholds bar on stand-alone private actions under the Competition Ordinance?

by Hogan Lovells on

The Hong Kong Competition Ordinance ("Ordinance") does not currently provide for the right to bring stand-alone private actions for contraventions of competition rules. In a decision handed down on 27 April 2017, the High...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - May 5th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending Friday, May 5, 2017 is below. - Industry To Again Focus Attention on Distribution Duopoly [OTA]. In an article last week, Bloomberg shared details from an AHLA...more

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