Appeals court rejects New York's passenger rights law

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected new state laws in New York regarding airlines' responsibilities during significant delays, citing the Airline Deregulation Act. The court ruled that federal regulations pre-empt state laws. "We hold that requiring airlines to provide food, water, electricity and restrooms to passengers during lengthy ground delays does relate to the service of an air carrier and therefore falls within the express terms of the ADA's pre-emption provision," the judges said.

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