NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF 

AIRLINE PASSENGERS

Protecting your right to fly!

Your Right to Fly

Flying is more than a privilege, it is your right.

 

Under Contract:

When you make a lawful purchase of an airline ticket, it is your property. It represents your right to receive a service from the airline; and the airline’s corresponding duty to provide that service to you, subject to the terms of the contract between you and the airline.

Under Statute:

  "A citizen of the United States has a public right of transit through the navigable airspace." 49 US Code-Section 40103 (2)

In Common Law:

"The right to travel is a well-established common right that does not owe its existence to the federal government. It is recognized by the courts as a natural right." Schactman v. Dulles, 96 App DC 287, 225 F2d 938, at 941.

In Case Law:

"The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment." Kent v. Dulles, 357 US 116, 125.

In the Constitution:

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." Amendment IX

 

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