Category Archives: Air travel rules and regulations

Shooting Outside Security Checkpoint in Baggage Area May Still Be Airlines Responsibility

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A mentally imbalanced shooter at the Fort Lauderdale Florida Airport may have opened up several airlines to potential liability claims by the injured travelers and the families of those who died. Last week’s shooting at the Hollywood Fort Lauderdale International Airport baggage claim area presents questions of responsibility for the harms and losses to the

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Virginia Victim in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

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Five people were killed and six more were injured in the shooting Friday at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. There is a surveillance video that shows the moment the shooter took his weapon out and started firing at people’s heads in the baggage collection area of Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (“FLL”). The gunman captured on the

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Dulles Airport animal quarantine center in the “Western Lands” of Loudoun County, Virginia

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (“MWAA”), the organization that manages Dulles International and Reagan National airports, is considering an animal import center for unused acreage at Dulles Airport. A Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokeswoman confirmed this week that there have been discussions regarding an imported animal quarantine center at Dulles. Prior to being released to their

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Heavy Traffic on the Air Operations Area

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With the increase in the number of flights, terminals, and international routes out of Dulles International Airport (“IAD”), there comes increased vehicle traffic, foot traffic, and aircraft traffic on the runways and around the gates of the Washington DC area airports. Airport workers must be extra careful when working on the “Air Operations Area,” the

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Mayhem on the “Air Operations Area” – Landau to lecture on Accidents on the AOA at American Trial Lawyers National Convention

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When Doug Landau takes the podium on the national program to teach other top trial lawyers about the special rules and regulations at airport runways, he will start by defining what is meant by the “AOA.”  According to the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) the Air Operations Area (AOA) “consists of airport areas where aircraft can

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No DIRECT Flights Between the “Capital of the Free World” and the Lone Democracy in the Middle East ? Are you Kidding ?!!?

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Having flown to the Middle East, as well as to other countries around the world, airport injury lawyer Doug Landau was shocked to learn recently that there are NO direct flights between Washington Dulles International Airport (“IAD”) outside our nation’s capital, and Tel Aviv, Israel. Given the enormous number of high-tech computer companies, pharmaceutical, and

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Drone Injury and Safety Policy Leads To Registration

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The Association for Justice (“AAJ”) morning litigation program tends to feature “cutting edge” and merging areas of the law. When Doug Landau submitted his paper on the law of drones, there was little case law or regulation, despite reports of near misses with helicopters and airplanes at major international airports. Given the Virginia Motorsports Park

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