Rabbi Dayan concluded: “Furthermore, the commercial airline practice is to benefit the bumped individual, regardless of who paid for the ticket. Thus, the principle of hakol keminhag hamedina (everything in accordance with the common commercial practice) applies here.” (331:2)
“Thank you,” said Rabbi Feld. “This will make for an interesting shiur when I return home!”
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