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Class Action Lawsuit Against British Airways “An Enormous Victory For Frequent Flier Travelers”?

If you have ever attempted to redeemed frequent flier loyalty program miles for a transoceanic flight — especially when traveling to the United States — you might have noticed that a fee is added along with the taxes. That fee was originally introduced as a fuel surcharge when prices for fuel skyrocketed years ago for a number of reasons — but as fuel prices had since subsided in recent years, the fuel surcharge was conveniently renamed as a carrier-imposed surcharge, which is basically a way for the airlines to arbitrarily charge you extra simply because they can.

The marketing departments of airlines constantly tout about how valuable are their frequent flier loyalty program miles with which you can travel all over the world…

…but when the carrier-imposed surcharge — which…

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Lawsuit Filed by Avianca Shareholder to Stop Investment by United Airlines

A motion has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County for Anil C. Singh — a justice at the court — to hear the case by Kingsland Holdings Limited to block United Continental Holdings, Incorporated from investing approximately $800 million in Avianca Holdings SA as a loan from which United Airlines could benefit in the form of an estimated annual profit of greater than $75 million.

Earlier this week, approximately 25 attorneys piled into court on the motion by the plaintiff for a preliminary injunction.

The lawsuit — which was filed…

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Smart Sex Toy Lawsuit Settled for $3.75 Million

If you get — er — lonely while traveling and you use technology to remotely connect with someone else for an intimate experience powered by technology, you may want to rethink that idea if you value you privacy.

In this settlement agreement filed on Thursday…

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Legal Judgement Extends Expiration of Award Miles to 30 Years?

The Oberster Gerichtshof — which is the Supreme Court of Justice in Austria — upheld a decision from a different court in May of 2016 and ruled in favor of all aspects of a lawsuit which opposed the practice of miles being no longer valid for use after a period of 20 months if a member of a frequent flier loyalty program does not engage in an activity which extends the expiration date.

The policy of…

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Why a Possible Lawsuit By Music Companies Against Airlines May Be A Foolish Decision

I personally believe that initiating a copyright lawsuit against American Airlines would be a foolish move on the part of Universal Music Group — who was a client of a client of mine at one time where I trained some of their employees at a facility in southern North Carolina where they created compact discs for distribution — for the simple reason that they would be…

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Nude Body Scanners Case Thrown Out By Court of Appeals

In a split vote of 2-1, “the United States 11th District Court of Appeals denied a petition filed by Jonathan Corbett who was suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for violating the Fourth Amendment with the Rapiscan Secure 1000 SP full body scanners”, according to…

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Obese Airline Passengers: The Debate Continues

You would most likely not allow me as your seat mate to use half of the space in your seat to place my belongings. Why would you tolerate having me take up half the space of the seat for which you paid simply because I was obese?

Looking at this from the other perspective, would you willingly pay full fare knowing you would have the use of only half of your seat? Would you do it if the airfare was only half of what you would typically pay?

With airlines attempting to cram more passengers onto airplanes in order to literally squeeze more revenue from each flight, there is no relief to this issue anytime soon…

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