AIRLINES' RESPONSIBILITIES TO PASSENGERS: RECENT THEORIES AND EXTENSIONS

This article focuses principally upon two areas which pose the most profound concerns for the aviation industry regarding passenger relations. It examines the many implications of the various decisions in Nader v. Allegheny Airlines, Inc.--the "bumping" opinions. The Nader case, as it progressed from federal district court to the United States Supreme Court, presented a myriad of issues with potentially far-ranging repercussions. Because of the number and breadth of these topics, the Nader decisions will serve as a springboard for discussion of other opinions which involve related issues, especially the question of private remedies under the Federal Aviation Act. This article also examines a number of recent decisions involving extensions of the duty of air carriers to passengers beyond the confines of the aircraft. These cases, under both the common law and the provisions of the Warsaw Convention, portend a continued expansion, or at least a refinement, of the duty of air carriers to their passengers.

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    Southern Methodist University

    School of Law
    Dallas, TX  USA  75222
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, F L
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00195755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM