TRUMP DOT TO AIRLINE PASSENGERS: NO FEE TRANSPARENCY FOR YOU Victory for Airline Lobby expands airline exemption from consumer protection law WASHINGTON DC – December 8, 2017 The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that it was withdrawing a pending rulemaking requiring airlines to disclose fees for baggage and other so called extra services… Read More


We have the perfect slogan that tops off this ‘annus horribilis’ year for flyers: Passengers want to be badly treated.  This is courtesy of the CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) who went on to say that people “don’t want to pay for comfort on-board.” FlyersRights.org’s president, Paul Hudson replied, “Wow. It’s now on the record that the airline… Read More


  We need to cover our expenses and need your help!   FlyersRights was was a tiny organization when founded a decade ago. Nobody could imagine the dimension and importance to the traveling public it would become over the past 10 years – requiring a full-time commitment of many volunteers.   If every reader signed up… Read More


  Whether your clan will drive over the river and through the woods, or take a plane – traveling during Thanksgiving is hectic. As usual, that’s the case this year as 28.5 million Americans are expected fly, an increase of 3 percent over last Thanksgiving says Airlines for America (A4A), a trade group of the airline industry. A4A… Read More


You’ve known for years that airlines love to obfuscate. Now they are really going out of their way to shield easy airfare comparisons, says Inc.com. Especially when it comes to junk fee add ons -you know, the nickel-and-diming that goes into the modern airline fare experience. The airlines love to block consumers from seeing complete airline schedule and… Read More


Flyers hate being packed ever-more tightly like sardines in a tin, but that’s where we are today. In October, American Airlines revealed that it will insert 12 more seats, or two rows, into its economy class on its Boeing 737-800 fleet and an extra nine seats into its Airbus A321s. At the same time, JetBlue said it will… Read More


  Happy post-Halloween! Did TSA screen your food and candy? Passengers will be encouraged to place food items in bins for inspection … TSA is rolling out a new Enhanced Property Search, or EAPS, which will require an “increased screening of property, which includes a “thorough inspection of food items being hand-carried.” And, yes, this will include your Thanksgiving… Read More


Last week, more than 200 American Airlines mechanics demonstrated in Times Square along with Transport Workers Union members against the farming out of their jobs. Besides the loss of US jobs, the larger concern is the danger to public safety or national security that arises from the offshoring maintenance work on commercial aircraft fleets. Most passengers don’t know that all… Read More


As we know, airlines love to make it as difficult as possible for passengers to receive money they’re entitled to for flight delays. Last week, the UK Court of Appeals confirmed that passengers of non-EU airlines who miss connecting flights outside EU can claim compensation. On the landmark cases, Gahan v Emirates and Buckley v Emirates, the Court… Read More


\ About three quarters of passengers don’t bother complaining when things go wrong with their flight because they think it’s a waste of time, according to a survey published last month. A research paper published by customer-care company Clarabridge says flyers have little faith in airlines’ complaint procedures. Almost three out of four of the 2,500 people… Read More