High Court Mulls Delta Frequent Flier Contract Row

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 2:08 PM EST) -- A Delta Airlines Inc. subsidiary on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to scuttle a breach of contract lawsuit brought by a jilted frequent flier, saying in oral arguments that airline rewards programs should not be construed as typical bilateral contracts.

The case concerns Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg’s abrupt and unexplained expulsion from Northwest Airlines Inc.’s elite frequent flyer program in June 2008, which prompted Ginsberg to sue for breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

The suit...
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