6 comments on “Flight Attendants Advocate for Legislation and Join Coalition in Passenger Rights Fight!

  • i am a flight attendant and would like to say that we don’t want to be stuck on the planes any more than you do …. especially after pay cuts and being away frm home not being able to afford food etc.There are rules and regulations that we as a airline must follow… and what do you expect for $50.? if yuou want a plane with air conditioning PAY MORE!!!!!!if you want Happy Flight Attendants be willing to PAY MORE so that we can make a Descent living…. I know it doesn’t matter to you but I’ve been in this industry for 7years and I make $15,000. a year… So once again if you want better service be willing to pay for it!!!!!!!!!

  • It’s not up to us what the management charges for a ticket. Management should be responding to the flight attendants, pilots with pay increases and instead of giving themselves bonuses, treating you well. You are on the front lines and deserve respect and a pay increase.

    We agree.

    Kate Hanni
    CAPBOR

  • In a recent event at Baltimore airport, passengers stranded on a Continental Airlines plane took an action that got them all off of the plane: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/14/business/14road.html?ei=5090&en=f4a809a52ad148a5&ex=1344744000&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print On the “Consumerist” website, an article about this event got the response of the week award because of the overwhelming support that was expressed by readers, for the action taken by the passengers aboard that plane:http://consumerist.com/consumer/travel/continental-passengers-revolt-after-sitting-on-tarmac-for-5-hours-290128.php

    Something happened here that could be a turning point in the fight to turn back the airlines’ horrible treatment of stranded passengers if it is pursued in a manner that will make the airlines understand that people are no longer willing to put up with such inhumane treatment.

    Maybe it would be possible, with the help of civil rights attorneys, to develop a Stranded Airline Passengers’ Civil Disobedience Plan of Action, which could be designed to fall just within the letter of the law but still be workable enough to for passengers to take protected actions that will get them off of a a stranded aircraft, similar to the action that passengers took during this Newark airport stranding.

    If a “trial balloon” draft of such a plan was published to see what reactions it accumulated from the airlines and the public at large, it could then be further refined into something that might be workable enough to help turn around the airlines’ arrogant positions concerning their current mistreatment and disregard for stranded passengers.

    Lon Warneke: lonwarneke@earthlink.net

  • I to have sat on a plane for once two hours in Chicago, and one for three hours in Dallas. It was not a good situation in either case. Do to this, since both was on American Airlines, I do not fly with American any more because of the way my wife and I were treated. I pay more for United’s Economy Plus seating because of comfort. I fly Frontier because of the more comfortable seating. We need to be treated better that a herd of cattle, we are humans and if it means a little more cost and is uniformly provide we need so sort of regulations.

    Gene Putman

  • In a recent event at Baltimore airport, passengers stranded on a Continental Airlines plane took an action that got them all off of the plane: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/14/
    business/14road.html?ei=5090&en=f4a
    809a52ad148a5&ex=1344744000&partner=
    rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

    On the popular “Consumerist” website, an article about this event got the response of the week award because of the overwhelming support that was expressed by readers, for the action taken by the passengers aboard that plane:http://consumerist.com/
    consumer/travel/continental-
    passengers-revolt-after-sitting-on
    -tarmac-for-5-hours-290128.php

    Something happened here that could be a turning point in the fight to turn back the airlines’ horrible treatment of stranded passengers if it is pursued in a manner that will make the airlines understand that people are no longer willing to put up with such inhumane treatment.

    Maybe it would be possible, with the help of civil rights attorneys, to develop a Stranded Airline Passengers’ Civil Disobedience Plan of Action, which could be designed to fall just within the letter of the law but still be workable enough to for passengers to take protected actions that will get them off of a a stranded aircraft, similar to the action that passengers took during this Newark airport stranding.

    If a “trial balloon” draft of such a plan was published to see what reactions it accumulated from the airlines and the public at large, it could then be further refined into a plan of action that might be workable enough to help turn around the airlines’ arrogant positions concerning their current mistreatment and disregard for stranded passengers.
    Please let me know what you think and if you are willing to support such an effort.

    Thanks,
    Lon Warneke: LonWarneke@gmail.com

  • As a 32 year in-flight crew member i advocate for a passenger bill of right as soon as possible.working for the largest airline in the world i have seeing how deseptive and un-caring this and all us airlines have become.Management concern solely is making money for which none is distributed for the man and woman that day after day spend time trying to do right the wrong that it is created by them. In many instances aircraft leave the gates with no A/c working properly eventhough the carrier is aware of it. A practice that is common is to release the break for on time departure,when you are still in the gate.Believe me when i say if something is not done and mangement held responsible it will get worst not better.Crews are tired,the morale is in the worst phase i have ever seeing among employees.For flight crews rest sometimes are less than 8hrs time to obtain a meal is non available and because of poor service passengers are getting unruly.,which we dont blame them for.But, please remember we have try to change many things to help you,the consumer.Management dont care.i think is time to regulate the airline and end with this caos.Please help us to be able to provide you with a profesional service you deserve…and remember weare all in this toguether.Thank you

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