[Fourth Branch] Regulating Planesharing: Exploring Common Carriage and Expense Sharing

The legal fate of Flytenow, a ridesharing platform for small planes, was sealed by the FAA’s determination that it acted as a common carrier despite Flytenow’s claim that it was engaged in permissible expense sharing. What are common carriage and expense sharing? A variety of experts discuss the legal aspects of the Flytenow case.

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Related Links:

Fourth Branch Video: “Regulating Planesharing: Flytenow and the FAA”

Free Lunch Podcast: “‘Uber of the Sky’: The Story of Flytenow”

Free Lunch Podcast: “Can Government Regulation Keep Pace with Emerging Technology?”

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Alan Guichard
CFO and Co-Founder, Flytenow, Inc.


Jonathan Riches
Director of National Litigation, Goldwater Institute


Gregory S. McNeal
Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University


Christopher Koopman
Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center


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