No. 90-1899.

936 F.2d 630 (1991)

Enriqueta FONTAN-de-MALDONADO, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. LINEAS AEREAS COSTARRICENSES, S.A., Defendant, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided June 21, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

A.J. Amadeo Murga, Santurce, P.R., with whom Raquel Amadeo Murga was on brief, San Juan, P.R., for plaintiff, appellant.

Orlando Fernandez with whom Garcia & Fernandez, Hato Rey, P.R., Michael J. Holland, Deborah A. Elsasser and Condon & Forsyth were on brief, New York City, for defendant, appellee.

Before BREYER, Chief Judge, SELYA, Circuit Judge, and BOYLE, District Judge.

BREYER, Chief Judge.

The appellant, Ms. Enriqueta Fontan de Maldonado ("Fontán"), is an American citizen who lives in Puerto Rico. She planned a vacation in Costa Rica and booked a ticket, through a travel agent, to fly on a Costa Rican airline, Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses, S.A. ("the Airline"). An employee of the Airline, she alleges, told her travel agent that she need take only her birth certificate, not her passport. But, because she did not take her...

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