Insta-CoGo: All Eyes on the NY Passenger Bill of Rights
New York's Passenger Bill of Rights seems pretty mild to CoGo: It says that commercial planes flying out of New York must provide passengers food, water, fresh air, power and working restrooms if the flight has left the gate and sat on the tarmac for more than three hours.
Nonetheless, the airline industry has challenged the law and has been beaten down in court -- and now it has appealed. The appeal is slated to take place on Wednesday (March 5).
The airlines got a boost yesterday when the Department of Transportation announced its opinon that federal law under the Airline Deregulations Act preempts state law. The announcement stated: "The Supreme Court has consistently interpreted the ADA broadly so as to preclude any regulation of airline services other than by the federal government."
So, just how many hours do the feds think passengers should have to wait, stuck in a plane, without food, water, power or working restrooms? They won't tell: What do you think?
By Cindy Loose |
March 4, 2008; 4:03 PM ET
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