Your Rights 101 Knowledge is Power   Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Thanks to our passage of the Passenger Bill of Rights, you know DOT has gotten stricter about tarmac delays, ticket fee transparency and decreasing the number of bumped fliers, but what are your rights as an airline passenger in other situations?  Here are the issues FlyersRights… Read More

Are You Being Watched? Deploying Drones in the Homeland Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Look… up in the sky… it’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s a drone?   Law enforcement is greatly expanding its use of domestic drones for surveillance. Drone manufacturers are also considering offering police the option of arming these remote-controlled aircraft with (nonlethal for now)… Read More

Aviation Consumer Action Project (ACAP) March 7, 2013 Michael Huerta FAA Administrator 800 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20591 Deborah Hersman NTSB Chairwoman 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20594 RE: Regulatory responses to 787 Battery Fiasco and Introduction of Drones into US airspace Dear Mr. Huerta and Ms Hersman: I am writing to follow up… Read More

Just Say No AA-USAir Merger = Game Over for Consumers 787 Problems Due To “Self-Inspection” Tuesday, March 5, 2013 If the American Airlines, US Airways merger succeeds, it will mean one less competitor, one less choice, in an increasingly consolidated industry.  United and Continental merged, as did Delta and Northwest. TWA is long gone, acquired by American. Along the way are destroyed communities that lost… Read More