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Old Mar 18, 23, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler
Yes, I spelled that out very clearly in my previous post, #41 in this thread. Feel free to verify that.

However, the post to which you are responding was very clearly a response to #51, which I quoted, and in which someone was making inaccurate comments about the ADA rules applying to animals on aircraft. The ADA does not apply to aircraft, no matter where they originate, the ACAA would apply, albeit in limited circumstances relating to flight origination and the carrier's nationality, - that was the point you appear to have missed.
I wasnt particularly suggesting you didnt realise the point I was making, sorry if I didnt make that clear. My point was a general one, many people make the mistake of assuming that laws that apply to one carrier apply in the same way to others. It is an issue of state of origin and destination - some conventions apply to all carriers, such as the Tokyo Convention but national law such as the ACAA do not. Again sorry if I made it seem like I was directing that point directly at you
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Old Mar 18, 23, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by memorex
The OP subsequently clarified that they'd actually flown on American Airlines, albeit on a BA codeshare (marketed BA op AA)
Originally Posted by Bullswood
Odd to have a 6 page thread about the (in)actions of an AA cabin crew on an AA aircraft and in circumstances unlikely to occur on a BA aircraft. As an aside, I've always found BA crew helpful in brokering seat swaps where there has been an error.
Oops, I must have missed that. But it doesn't really matter as policies are identical.
Same as BA, AA does not allow pets in the cabin on transatlantic flights (they do on flights that stay in the Americas, though, differing from BA), and there's no ESAs any more as well - and that change was ore than two years ago. So the only dogs one will encounter on AA transatlantic flights are service dogs, same as on BA. Only more of them, as AA is much easier to work with than BA in getting a service dog accepted.
The crew should definitely have been more accommodating and helpful in arranging a seat swap. In my experience, they are exactly that, even on full flights. Rules clearly favor the dog over allergic passengers, and on AA this is probably more ingrained due to the sheer number of animals that fly with them compared to BA and other non-US airlines.
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Old Mar 19, 23, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by Dagny T.
Like a plane! Cool!
Which Health Department has jurisdiction over a plane in flight?
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Old Mar 19, 23, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by sethb
Which Health Department has jurisdiction over a plane in flight?
Probably the same one that made 2 year old babies wear a mask.
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Old Mar 20, 23, 2:09 am
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[QUOTE=sethb;35098706]Which Health Department has jurisdiction over a plane in flight?[/QUOTE

Usually the State of Registration of the Aircraft, but when the aircraft is registered in a different state from the Carrier then its the state where the AOC is issued. Simple terms BA aircraft its UK law. US law is not the primary law on BA aircraft in flight, though they may follow some provisions of the US where that is mandated for aircraft flying into US airspace. Once on the ground with the doors open its the law of the land you are in. Can get messy if you contravene a law that is extant on the aircraft but not in the state you you land in to offload a transgressor. A subject for a specialist lawyer, but the important thing is that Aircraft Commanders have very large power whilst airborne and can can take any act they deem necessary for ensure the safety and regularity (legal term for normality not schedule) of that flight.
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