FlyersRights.org Statement on Airline Bailout Legislation and Coronavirus Measures March 24, 2020 FlyersRights.org has been working to include consumer protections and much needed consumer relief as a condition of any bailout to the airlines.   FlyersRights.org proposes airlines become a part of the solution to the Coronavirus pandemic, rather than worsening the problems by not… Read More


The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Subject: Ensuring that airline… Read More


FlyersRights.org Calls For Increased Protection Of Air Travelers Against Spread Of COVID-19 RELEASE DATE: March 11, 2020 For more information contact Paul Hudson, 800-662-1859, Paul@flyersrights.org WASHINGTON – Today, FlyerRights.org is urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to step up protection of airport travelers against the spread of COVID-19. Many US air travelers want every effort made to… Read More


What a year so far. Two issues have dominated the global headlines: grounding the Boeing 737 MAX and the Coronavirus outbreak – which has canceled hundreds of thousands of flights so far. We ran a survey earlier this week asking you if flights should be screened coming into the US, or banned altogether. (If you missed… Read More


  What happened? On October 29, 2018, Lion Air 610 – a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX – crashed with the loss of all 189 passengers and crew. In addition, a diver involved in the recovery also died. On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Air 302 – another brand-new Boeing 737 MAX – crashed with the loss… Read More


Take aways on page 12 – 80% have mild to moderate symptoms 16% severe 4% death High risk for people over 60 or with chronic medical conditions Very high risk for people over 80 Long incubation period of up to 14 days and highly contagious. https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf… Read More


Should incoming international flights be screened for the Coronavirus? Should those flights be banned? Take The Survey!… Read More


We are moving forward! The court just issued a new scheduling order and rejected the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposal to “process” (but not necessarily release) the relevant 86 documents of 10,000 at 500 pages per month. Boeing and the FAA by 3/20/20 will now have to identify any documents it claims are exempt from… Read More


  The DOT’s refusal to regulate international change fees is upheld by Appeal Court. The law mandates that fees be “reasonable”,  but can now exceed $1000. The court deferred to “Agency Discretion”. This will require legislation to overturn, and may be cited to allow DOT and other agencies discretion to not enforcing many other laws.… Read More