I'm planning to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. However, I noticed that my airline's agreement to transport passengers to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program has expired (i.e. they are listed with yellow highlight on the list of authorized carriers).
Does this mean that if the airline doesn't renew their agreement by the time of my flight, I can't travel to the U.S.? If so, will I be denied boarding on my flight with just my ESTA, or is it unlikely that the airline will notice? If it doesn't notice, will I be denied entry into the U.S.?
Also, if any of the above, will I be able to claim a refund from the airline, since it's their fault that they didn't renew their agreement on time?
(Most highlighted airlines there are very minor carriers unlikely to transport a large number of VWP nationals, but I noticed Air France was listed as expired, so that prompted me to ask. This question is not specifically referring to Air France, however; it is referring to any general carrier that is listed as expired on that list. For instance, Air Tahiti Nui operates between Paris and LAX, and all passengers on that flight need to clear immigration in the U.S. even though they are traveling onward internationally; it's listed as expired so French nationals traveling on its full flight to French Polynesia may need to obtain a visa.)