FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    DOT REFUSES AIR TRAVEL MASK MANDATE AS PRESIDENT TRUMP TRAVELS TO WALTER REED    DOT denied the need for Flyers Rights’ rulemaking on the grounds that “most” airlines currently voluntarily adopt various forms of a mask rule and the notion that less regulation is better    For more information, contact, Paul Hudson,… Read More


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


  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


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


Senators Markey, Blumenthal, Warren, Harris Reveal, After Bailout, Airlines Sitting on Customers’ Billions but Refuse to Give Cash Refunds During Coronavirus Pandemic Excerpted from the Senators’ Release: Friday, April 17, 2020 Lawmakers’ investigation found that most airlines still refuse to offer cash refunds to customers who cancel their tickets during the current public health emergency… Read More


Callers to FlyersRights’ Hotline are incensed that they’re offered VOUCHERS only instead of REFUNDS for cancelled flights. Nobody wants a voucher!  Some airline call-center reps are even telling passengers they’ll get a refund only after their vouchers expire . Wrong! you are entitled to a refund immediately! Why are airlines flat-out lying?  We speak with… Read More


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