Appeals Court Rejects Bid To Reinstate Trumps Travel Ban

first_imgBut August Flentje, special counsel to the assistant attorney general, argued that the president has the ultimate authority to protect the national security and that his action in that regard — namely, the travel ban — was unreviewable by the courts.However, at least two of the panelists, Judge Michelle Friedland and Judge William Canby, appeared skeptical of the administration’s position and of whether Trump’s travel ban amounts to a ban on Muslims.As we reported earlier in the Two-Way, Judge Richard Clifton suggested that perhaps there was no such ban since the president’s executive order affected only a small percentage (12 percent, according to an NPR analysis) of the world’s Muslim population. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesA sign at Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes travelers. A three-judge panel decided not to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban barring travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations. A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect.The three-judge appeals panel declined to overturn a lower court’s order suspending the president’s ban against entry into the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations.The travel ban was put on hold by federal district Judge James L. Robart of Seattle, who issued a nationwide restraining order on Feb. 3. Robart said that the two states challenging the ban, Washington and Minnesota, had shown that their residents and universities were harmed by Trump’s action. The administration then asked the appeals court for an emergency stay of Robart’s restraining order.President Trump tweeted his reply, indicating he will appeal.SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017The result is a rebuke to the White House. In oral arguments heard on Tuesday, the panel vigorously quizzed attorneys both for the administration and for the state of Washington, the lead plaintiff, which originally filed the suit challenging the travel ban.The solicitor general for the state of Washington, Noah Purcell, argued that the travel ban is discriminatory and violates both federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution. He told the court that the judiciary’s role is to step in and check the abuses of the executive branch.center_img Sharelast_img read more

WOW Air Ceases Operations – What to do if you have booked

first_img RelatedAPD refunds: how to claim back airline taxIf you booked a flight for your family before March 1st 2016, you could be entitled to a refund on the APD (air passenger duty). APD was scrapped for children under 12 on May 1st 2015, and then abolished for children under 16 on March 1st 2016. Here’s how to…Volcano Ash Cloud: FAQVolcano Ash Cloud: FAQDoes Skyscanner manage my booking and flight details?Here are all the details you need about what happens once you’ve booked a flight you’ve found on Skyscanner, including: – Who holds your flight itinerary and booking details – If Skyscanner keeps any record of your booking or payment details – Who to contact if you don’t receive booking… WOW Air statement/travel info What can I do if my airline goes bust? You can either request charge backs from your credit card company or, if you’ve booked through a travel agency, check if they’re ATOL protected. They might be able to help you get compensation. If you’re not too sure who the travel agency you’re booked through is, their name will be against the charge on your bank statement or on your booking confirmation. Additional advice and links ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Another option is to check with your travel insurance provider. Chances are that’ll cover you for extra costs for getting home and refund your flights. This caries from policy to policy so please double check and speak to your provider if you’re unsure. Getting a refund for a WOW Air flight: Making a claim for a WOW Air flight on your travel insurance: As you may be aware, WOW Air announced on the 28th March that they were ceasing operations. This means all of their flights are now cancelled. Below we have some advice if you were due to travel with WOW Air. What should I do if I am due to fly with WOW Air today? What should I do if I am booked on a future WOW Air flight? If you are due to fly with them, please do not go to the airport – you will not be able to fly. If you have a future booking, there are a few options open to you:last_img read more