California: Assembly adopts airline passenger bill of rights

California lawmakers last Thursday approved legislation requiring airlines to provide passengers with food, water, lights, air and working toilets when they’re stuck on airport tarmacs for long periods of time.The measure cleared the Assembly by a 54-16 vote, with critics challenging whether California has the authority to regulate airlines. It now goes to the Senate.The law applies to California airports and is modeled after a New York law struck down by a federal appeals court in March. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the airline industry and ruled that only the federal government had the authority to pass regulations governing airlines.Find full here>>.

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