- Jan 27, 2009
Lodging IS covered if it is incidental to the trip. If you need to stop to sleep, you are covered under FOPA.Lodging is NOT covered under FOPA. The PA guy staying overnight at NJ airport spent 3 yrs in NJ prison, lost all appeals.
Incidental to the trip means if you stop to sleep on a trip between MA and NY, no you aren't covered.
But if you stop to sleep on a trip between MA and TX, you are covered.
Without reading about that specific instance, I can't comment. Could he have headed straight home after a flight? Did he instead CHOOSE to stay at a NJ airport?
Also, its pretty well established that Port Authority airports in NY and NJ ignore FOPA and let you sort it out in the courts.