The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 9 declined to hear Flytenow’s case seeking to overturn lower court-decisions in support of the FAA’s interpretation that its online flight-sharing website was in violation of the FAA’s “common carrier” requirement. The app brought pilots and passengers together to share expenses on flights. While private pilots may share flight costs such as fuel and fees with passengers, the FAA declared that pilots offering their itineraries on ...

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