Cozen O’Connor: Deja Vu for Airlines, Cruise Lines as Hurricane Maria Prep Begins

Deja Vu for Airlines, Cruise Lines as Hurricane Maria Prep Begins

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mark Atwood, of the firm's Transporation and Trade Group, was quoted in the Sun Sentinel's article, "Deja vu for airlines, cruise lines as Hurricane Maria prep begins." After another major hurricane barrels through the eastern Carribean, airlines and cruise lines face another week of disruptions. In recent weeks, Hurricanes Irma and Harvey forced operators to pull out their bad weather playbooks to offer travelers re-booking contingencies and stay out of harm’s way. Now Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm with maximum winds of 130 mph as of 5 p.m. Monday, is expected to pay Puerto Rico and other islands a visit. “The public is always on notice that schedules are not guaranteed, and there is little passengers can do to obtain legal redress for the inconvenience and loss they may suffer,” said  Mark. “If an airline cancels the flight, it is responsible for a refund – and that’s about as far as the contractual liability goes.”

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