Travel + Law News From Around The World:
- LAX is gearing up for a legal battle against American Airlines for back rent and M&O charges per its Terminal 4 lease. Step one: Get clearance (leave of court) from the Federal Bankruptcy Judge to allow the case to progress. (HT: @briansumers)
- The case of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) vs. FAA continues after a federal judge told the FAA to respond to the City’s lawsuit and denied any further extension of time. The lawsuit filed by City officials in November claims SMO may cease operations now that an agreement with the FAA has expired. (See City Hall Sues FAA Over Future of Santa Monica Airport)
- An eco-terror may have been thwarted when U.S. CBP Officers destroyed several rare flutes at JFK, according to the owner/musician. The musician stated he had flown into and out of the U.S. with the same instruments for years without incident, as the tools of his career are made of dry wood, posing no ecological threat.
- Indian man strips at Kuwait airport after told he would not be allowed to board a plane home due to an apparent travel ban for a pending court case. “He went berserk and started to scream. He then stripped most of his clothes and lay on the ground,” the Arabic language daily Al Anba said.
- Spirit Airlines plays off Colorado’s marijuana law change in it’s recent $10 off promotion, “If you want to make a beeline for Colorado right now, we don’t blame you – but we’re up to take you to plenty of chill destinations.”
- But remember, while Denver International Airport (DIA) has “grounded pot”…
- You can fly out of Colorado Springs Airport (COS) with your personal stash but that may change.
I recently read a post by Frequent Miler about Getting Carded at Walmart, and I’m reminded of my previous post on similar business practices employed by CVS. I’ll remain sitting here, waiting, for a minor, or major, breach in personal identification security ([cough] Target [cough]) before things get ugly ([cough] class action [cough]). Read more here: Hey,That’s Personal! – Personal Information & Retailers