Immediate Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft called for by Airline Passenger Group, Charges FAA ‘Wait and See’ Attitude Risks Lives For more information, contact Paul Hudson, President, FlyersRights.org at 800-662-1859 or paul@flyersrights.org. Paul Hudson has been a member of FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) since 1993. Washington, DC-March 11, 2019- FlyersRights.org has… Read More


Remember the good old days, when frequent flyer programs were easy to decipher and actually rewarding?   Travelers earned mileage based on distance traveled. Airlines rounded mileage up to 500 for short flights, free tickets were easier to accrue, miles never expired, and award travel was basically free, requiring little more than a Saturday night… Read More


We get plenty of questions, but one we recently received deserves a wider audience: What things are most likely to trip up a passenger in a contract of carriage? All airline contracts of carriage are contracts of adhesion, involving no bargaining power by the consumer. Read more about adhesion here. You agree to the airline’s… Read More


It’s getting late. Your flight is indefinitely delayed or outright canceled. A quick scan of your phone or the airport monitors shows another airline still has a flight out tonight. Confidently, you approach the airline agent … Sound familiar? Let’s take a step back and examine the responsibility of airlines when it comes to delays… Read More


From the department of we told you so, American Airlines joined the fee-raising party last week, hiking bag fees to match Delta, United, JetBlue, Air Canada and WestJet. Was anyone really surprised by the move, started by JetBlue in late August and matched by the other carriers within a month? Aren’t airlines supposed to compete against each… Read More


It hasn’t been a particularly good few weeks for American Airlines (AA). To kick things off, AA was forced to scrap its policy of not allowing passengers a carry-on in its Basic Economy class due to the fact that nearly every other airline did. We suspect AA secretly lamented other airlines not jumping on the-lower-the-bar-another-notch-bandwagon. But that’s something… Read More


This Mad Magazine cartoon from a few years ago was as relevant then as it is now. In fact, as we pointed out last week, airlines seem ever intent on increasing existing fees and exploring new ways to make money off things that were once included in the ticket price. Take for instance airline seating.… Read More