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Do you have a right to travel by air?

Here's an interesting bit of info I found ....

Yes. The “public right of freedom of transit” by air is guaranteed by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, and the TSA is required by Federal law (49 USC § 40101) to consider this right when it issues regulations. Airlines are common carriers. Air travel is an exercise of “the right … peaceably to assemble,” which is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Freedom of movement is also guaranteed by Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a human rights treaty signed and ratified by the US.

 
Gal51

Asked by Gal51 at 11:44 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (25)
  • you do NOT have a right to travel by air. you have a priveledge

    She has case law to back up her point - what do you have to back up yours?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:24 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • curiouser and curiouser...
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:19 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Yes. The “public right of freedom of transit” by air is guaranteed by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, and the TSA is required by Federal law (49 USC § 40101) to consider this right when it issues regulations. Airlines are common carriers. Air travel is an exercise of “the right … peaceably to assemble,” which is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Freedom of movement is also guaranteed by Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a human rights treaty signed and ratified by the US.


    Well according to this, it sure seems as though it's a right.  Interesting, thanks for posting.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:13 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • You know Gal, I don't understand you, you call marriage a privilege and traveling a right???? I had case law to back up my point of marriage being a civil and human right and yet you refused to see , now this?
    older

    Answer by older at 8:44 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • you do NOT have a right to travel by air. you have a priveledge
    katiPeas

    Answer by katiPeas at 2:36 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • "interesting stuff "


    Indeed

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 8:39 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • That's interesting, OP, and I wasn't aware of some of that. Here's a bump!
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:21 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Then Gal you should go by on case law as far as marriage being a civil right too! not your law dictionary!
    older

    Answer by older at 11:47 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Good question, Older. I can't wait for the answer.
    @@
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 8:46 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • You don't have a "right" to fly.

    The government has been regulating modes of travel for decades.
    Did you not know this?
    Think automobiles.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:54 AM on Nov. 22, 2010