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DOT’s Coronavirus Response Is Too Little, Too Late

PRESS RELEASE FlyersRights Denounces DOT’s Coronavirus Guidance as Too Little, Too Late   After taking over three months to respond to the coronavirus, DOT doubles down on its laissez-faire approach.    For more information, contact, Paul Hudson, President of FlyersRights.org, 800-662-1859, paul@flyersrights.org   Washington, DC, July 9, 2020- The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and… Read More

FAA certification needs reform to prevent repeat of 737 MAX fiasco

Flyers Rights issued the following comments on proposed Senate Air Safety Bill: The legislation introduced by Senator Wicker and Senator Cantwell is a step in the right direction. But as presently drafted the bill is inadequate to restore public confidence in aviation safety and would have been unlikely to have prevented the crashes of flight… Read More

Wicker/Cantwell Senate Bill Is a Step in the Right Direction, But Fundamental Change Is Needed to Ensure Air Safety and Prevent Another 737 MAX Tragedy

    Text below: To: The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation    Re: Statement for the Record of the June 17th, 2020 Hearing Examining the Federal Aviation Administration’s Oversight of Aircraft Certification   The legislation introduced by Senator Wicker and Senator Cantwell is a step in the right direction. But as… Read More

Senators Markey and Blumenthal Renew Call for Trump Administration to Require Face Masks, Social Distancing in Air Travel During Coronavirus Pandemic

Senators say federal health & safety rules urgently needed to curb further spread of COVID-19 while protecting travelers & frontline workers in the sky   Washington (June 9, 2020) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today renewed their call for the U.S. Department of Transportation,… Read More

HOTLINE HELP NEEDED!

Summer interns Hotline workers needed! Our Hotline Director is looking to retire after14 years with FlyersRights   We need, in the short term, to relieve his workload – possibly with interns or volunteers. We can pay stipends for interns or could pay a ‘per-passenger-helped’ rate for an experienced helpline worker. Please email: Paul@FlyersRights.org for more info.… Read More

Federal Court Allows Deceptive and Inadequate Airline Notices to Stand

FEDERAL APPEAL COURT DENIES FLYERS RIGHTS PETITION TO REQUIRE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MANDATE NOTICES TO PASSENGERS FOR DELAY COMPENSATION RIGHTS -Green lights continued airline deceptions and no notice policies For more information, contact, Paul Hudson, President of FlyersRights.org, 800-662-1859, paul@flyersrights.org Washington, DC – May 20, 2020 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of… Read More

BETTER CALL-𝖲̶𝖠̶𝖴̶𝖫̶ FLYERSRIGHTS!

How we help in 3 ways: 1- Tips and infomation to get reunds 2- Gathering horror stories to publicize and get Congress and DOT to act. 3-Referral to class action attorneys and court actions to get refunds through judicial relief.   Send us your HORROR STORIES on trying to get REFUNDS!   .… Read More

A New Airline COVID Scam – Phantom Flights

  The bottom line for many airlines is simple:  Do whatever possible to generate revenue and conserve cash now –  and worry about the consequences later. We were alerted to this new airline COVID scam involving phantom flights by Tamara Thiessen with Forbes. It appears that some airlines are using customers as “piggy banks” and… Read More

Change of Plan(e)s – Newsletter

How will airlines build back confidence to get people onboard? The industry will look very different going forward. Masks – It used to be if you flew to Asia you might see passengers wearing masks. That’s because people became more gemaphobic due to SARS that impacted that region. Now, and years into the future, you are… Read More