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When Can Airline Pilots Remove Passengers Who May Be a Threat?

Oliver Beiersdorf and Catherine E. Kiernan

This article discusses (1) the rights of air carriers to exclude or refuse to accept passengers on domestic and international flights under § 44902(b) of the Federal Aviation Act (FAA); (2) preemption of claims under § 1305(a)(1) of the FAA, commonly known as the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA); and (3) the rights of air carriers to exclude or refuse to accept passengers on international flights under the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft (Tokyo Convention).

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