Paul Hudson’s CBS Appearance     FlyersRights.org President Paul Hudson appeared on CBS Evening News on September 13, 2017 to discuss the July 28 judicial victory in the Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The three judge panel ordered the FAA to re-consider its decision to not place a moratorium on further seat… Read More


There was no shortage of stories about businesses stepping up to the plate to assist Houstonians after hurricane Harvey. Heartfelt concern was responsible for increasing options for citizens suffering from water damage. Airbnb even deferred its service charges and asked property owners to open their listings for free to those displaced by Harvey. In contrast to… Read More


Another week, another hurricane threat for airlines as Irma looms down on Florida, complicating flight schedules. This, right after the industry was getting back to normal in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Irma’s track at this point, looks like it will impact most of Florida. The distance from Miami International Airport to the Atlantic is 12.9 miles –… Read More


The remnants of deadly Hurricane Harvey are finally moving out – giving the Houston area some relief by late Wednesday. On the airline end, local support staff have been taking care of stranded passengers and crew. Volunteer teams have been flying in and out to relieve colleagues – and ground crews, operation teams and HQ staff have… Read More


If you listen to the tales of people trying to get refunds from airlines and tour companies, you realize they’ll go to great lengths to weasel out of their responsibilities. The Economist says investors prefer airlines with good customer service, and that there is value, it seems, in caring. However, last week, a family told News 6 in… Read More


  The eighth amendment to the US Constitution prohibits “Cruel and unusual punishment” – meant to safeguard Americans against suffering, pain, or humiliation. Can sitting in an economy class airline seat apply to that definition, considering how painful it is to endure for many Americans? FlyersRights has argued in court that health and safety are at risk because airlines continue to… Read More


  Due to our win in the U.S. Court of Appeals two weeks ago, the onus is now on the FAA to prove to lawmakers, consumer groups and passengers that they have nothing to worry about in re tight airline seats. Let’s not grant them that chance. FlyersRights has argued that shrinking airline seats are not… Read More


The Unfriendly Skies With air travel horror stories in the news almost daily, your smartphone may be the most important piece of travel gear you own. Paul Hudson is a member of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee of the Federal Aviation Administration—and a frequent flier. (Donna Hudson) By Diane Tedeschi AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2017… Read More