When passengers book flights on commercial airlines, they enter into contracts of carriage with the airline. This article will first examine the nature, scope, and enforceability of contract of carriage provisions involving domestic flights, followed by an examination of cases addressing the enforceability in the United States of a pro-consumer European Union (EU) regulation concerning compensation for flight cancellation, denied boarding, and delay.
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