North Carolina reels from business backlash to anti-LGBT law
Raleigh’s convention center has lost $2.4m of bookings and big names in music are staying away from the state despite the governor’s attempt to backpedal
Even the British Foreign Office warns about the dangers of travelling to North Carolina
UK warns LGBT tourists of North Carolina and Mississippi travel
Foreign Office updates travel advice after states impose new laws condemned by campaigners as ‘anti-gay’
My point comes with CLT. Charlotte is located in North Carolina and it is one of the largest AA hubs, and probably the one with more connections relatively to the local market.
I wonder if AA should dehub CLT based on those risks. Or at least if they should warn customers about the risks of traveling through CLT and offer alternative options. Many people in Europe is not that familiar with American geography to the extent to know that CLT is part of North Carolina. Imagine a British trans-gender tourist buys a ticket in BA and ends up flying LHR-CLT-FLL. He or she might not be aware that CLT is part of North Carolina. Should they be warned about it when booking online? Otherwise I reckon there are grounds to sue AA or BA based on the unknown risks of transiting in Charlotte Airport (i.e. use of bathrooms) and (for instance) associated post-traumatic stress disorder due to the potentially humiliating and dangerous situation.
What are you thoughts?