Passenger Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Passenger, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Passenger?

A person who travels or is being transported on a carrier like taxi, public buses, trains, or flights in exchange of a money as a fare for the services delivered by the carrier company. It is the right of the passenger to claim the services once the fare is paid. If the carrier does not provide its services, the passenger can claim damages irrespective of whether he has yet paid the fare or not.

History and Meaning of Passenger

A passenger is a person who travels by a vehicle or transportation service in exchange for a fare paid to the carrier company. The term 'passenger' has been used for centuries, as people have been travelling from one place to another since ancient times by various modes of transportation. With the emergence of commercial airlines and railways, the term has become more standardized and is widely used in the travel and transportation industry today.

Examples of Passenger

  1. A person who hired a taxi to travel from the airport to their home is a passenger.
  2. A commuter who takes a train to work every day is a passenger.
  3. A traveler who purchases a ticket to fly to a different country is a passenger.
  4. A group of friends who rent a van to go on a road trip together are all passengers.

Legal Terms Similar to Passenger

  1. Carrier: A carrier is a company or individual that provides transportation services to passengers or goods.
  2. Fare: A fare is the amount of money paid by the passenger to the carrier in exchange for transportation services.
  3. Ticket: A ticket is a document that proves a passenger has paid for transportation services and has the right to use those services.