Father’s claims against airline for interference with his custodial relations, negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and loss of filial consortium, under Massachusetts law, for allowing mother to fly with children to Egypt without his permission in violation of a court order were preempted by Airline Deregulation Act (ADA); the Massachusetts common law claims qualified as other provisions having the force of law, which were related to service of an air carrier, as the claims effectively asserted that the airline failed to respond appropriately to red flags that should have alerted airline to the possibility of international child abduction, or to have a proper procedure in place to deal with such circumstances.
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