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FAA Rules Apply To Flights Outside The US?

Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:47 am

Do FAA rules for airlines and flights apply when a flight is departing from/arriving to somewhere outside of the U.S.? For example, there is a rule stating that if a flight is cancelled due to reasons other than those that are weather-related, the airline must pay for accomodations. Now, say if a flight on American Airlines that is departing from Tokyo is canceled due to a mechanical, would AA have to pay for passengers to stay in a hotel until the next flight next day?

RE: FAA Rules Apply To Flights Outside The US?

Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:56 am

The rules apply to where the plane is registered. So if it is a US planes it isunder FAA regs. This is why I was able to jumpseat on the Virgin 340 out of LAX.
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RE: FAA Rules Apply To Flights Outside The US?

Mon Mar 05, 2001 6:32 am

Actually the FAA has no rules on accomidations for passengers during mechanical or weather delays. Most airlines do this to keep up a good image

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