Passengers Urge 11th Circ. To Revive Airline 'Exit Fee' Suit

By Nathan Hale (January 14, 2022, 8:23 PM EST) -- Two airline passengers appeared to gain traction Friday on convincing the Eleventh Circuit to revive their proposed class action claiming a Venezuelan airline breached ticket contracts by imposing a surprise "exit fee" before allowing them to depart Miami, despite last-minute debate whether the court could even consider the case.

The federal appeals court ruled on the eve of Friday's oral arguments, which were originally scheduled to be held in Miami but moved to Zoom due to surging numbers of COVID-19 cases, that plaintiffs Roberto Hung Cavalieri and Sergio Enrique Isea could amend their pleadings to bolster their assertions of federal courts'...

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