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Is EasyJet's website misleading and wrong regarding EU regulation 261?

Easyjet's website https://www.easyjet.com/en/help/contact says: "Apply for EC261 Compensation If your flight has been delayed by more than 3 hours on arrival or was cancelled within 14 days ...
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Why doesn't London airport's Lost Baggage policy conflict with Theft by Finding or other UK law?

I lost a bag whilst going through security on a recent flight through Heathrow Airport in London, UK. Since getting home I've been online to try and track the item and have discovered that their ...
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Can I object to a flight attendant praising TV characters for 5 minutes?

During a domestic flight, one of the flight attendants started making rather annoying praises of them being a fan of Disney and Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse' birthday, and asking whether anyone was ...
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Passport requirements for travel between a US territory and a US state

I am trying to find out what US law says about foreign travelers flying between US territories and the "mainland." For example, flying from Guam to Hawaii or from Puerto Rico to Florida. 8 CFR 215.1(...
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Is it legal for RyanAir to restrict free check-in to only 48h-2h before the flight?

Any legal basis for a complaint to a EU consumer defense organism about the new Ryan Air regulation restricting free on-line check-in window to only 48h-2h before the flight? It is clearly an abject ...
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After passing security, is it legal to give your boarding pass to someone else?

After passing security, is it legal to give your boarding pass to someone else?
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Can you buy rights to airspace in the US?

Say I am an astrophysicist setting up a location for an experiment involving measuring electromagnetic field strength from the ground. I can buy loads of land in the Mountain or Midwest regions of the ...
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European airflight rights: Is the 14 days deadline inclusive, and does a change in flight count as a delay?

I bought a plane ticket for a flight on 13th June at 10:00 from airport A to B (both airports are located in the EU, with a distance of more than 1.500 km). On 30th May at 17:45 I was informed (by ...
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Transit in United States on C1/D visa

I have a C1/D visa. I will be going to Mexico and the transit of the U.S. is 17.05 hours. In this case they will let me rest in a hotel?
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Is it difficult/legal to know of someone travelled abroad from the USA?

In the whole case for/against the Steel dossier, it is said that Michael Cohen traveled to Prague to meet with people which Cohen denies. https://www.vox.com/2018/4/13/17236660/michael-cohen-prague-...
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Can you escape a contract if a business mistreated its other customers?

My dad with severe mental illness bought an airline ticket. The airline then maltreated passengers, which caused him to choose to not fly the return leg. Is the airline obligated to return half of his ...
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Could United's upgrade policy be legally interpreted as gambling?

United provides Global Premier Upgrades (GPU) to frequent fliers that can be used to upgrade one leg of a flight by one class, e.g., economy to business. However, for international flights, the ...
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If a misdemeanor crime happens on a plane, where is the jurisdiction?

If a misdemeanor crime happens during a plane flight, where is the jurisdiction? For example, suppose a plane is flying from New York to California and while the plane is flying over Idaho, one ...
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Will I be let into the US if I request a passport from a country in the Trump travel ban?

I currently hold a permanent resident status in the US and planned on traveling internationally in next couple of months. Since I need a visa to enter to the country I am traveling to, I would have to ...
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Destroying the TSA's equipment

So let's say that you were detained by the TSA on your way out of the US. They demand your phone password and you give it too them. Now when they attempt to plug your phone, you phone breaks their ...
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In Alabama, USA can someone 18 years old get on a plane without parents permission?

My son, who will turn 18 this month said he wants to meet a girl he met online who lives in Indonesia. I said no, because even though he'll be 18 soon he is definitely no adult enough yet to travel to ...
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Is there a time limit for airline's responses to compensation requests?

I have been on a KLM flight from Prague to Amsterdam, with a connection to Portland. Due to refueling issues on KLM's side in Amsterdam, my plane from Prague to Amsterdam got delayed by 2 hours, ...
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EU law about name change on airplane tickets

The question is pretty much straightforward: suppose I marry and change my family name to the one of my spouse or viceversa, and suppose I have bought a reservation/ticket for a flight with one of the ...
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Did United have the right, under its Contract of Carriage, to remove a boarded passenger?

I recently watched a short Youtube video where a copyright lawyer (thus, not his area of expertise) was discussing the United Airlines incident where they had a passenger removed by force when he ...
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Taking “wild animals” on a plane

last week I was in London for some sightseeing. In a park, I saw a lot of squirrels, and most of them were quite tame, came to other people, climbing on their trousers and ate out of their hands. I ...
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European Air Passenger rights - Must airline pay?

Short story: Air Berlin went on strike last October - we got home 15hours later - Air Berlin have said euro air passenger rights penalty/rewards are optional, they also said flight was cancelled due ...
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Traveling within canada

If someone has been charged with common assault, can he travel (fly on an airline) within Canada? Or he will face some problems in the airport?
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Non-european company flight cancellation compensation

Me and my partner booked return tickets from Paris to Antananarivo with Air Madagascar. On our way there, they cancelled the flight and we weren't informed until we arrived at the airport (we took the ...
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What if your cargo accidentally becomes a weapon while on a plane?

As far as I know, it is illegal for passengers to have weapons on a plane. Usually you need clearance to bring it as cargo as well. What if you accidentally make a weapon while on a plane? For ...
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Do I lose my rights as a British citizen when I travel to an other country for tourism?

A friend of mine got detained at the airport in Jordan because his name matches a name of someone who has issues with the Jordanian authorities. My friend is British and he only was passing through ...
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Are boarding deadlines indicated on an airline's website legally binding?

E.g. Air France lists boarding deadlines on its website: 15 minutes before the departure time, between Paris-Orly and metropolitan France destinations. 20 minutes before the departure time, ...