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US federal appeals court.(NORTH AMERICA Report)(court strikes down New York State's new airline passenger rights law )(Brief article)

US federal appeals court in late March struck down New York State's new airline passenger rights law (ATW, 2/08, p. 24). The law mandated fines of as much as $1,000 per passenger against airlines that failed to provide food, water, clean restrooms and fresh air during extended ground delays, but the court found it violated the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act that prohibits states from enacting laws related to "price, route or service of an air carrier. …

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