FlyersRights.org on July 12, 2019 filed its opening brief against the Department of Transportation (DOT) in federal litigation over its failure to ensure that airlines accurately inform passengers of their rights to delay compensation in international travel. Due to DOT’s inaction, few passengers know that the Montreal Convention of 1999 (ratified by the US in… Read More


FlyersRights.org’s Opening Brief in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit challenging DOT’s refusal to prohibit unreasonable change fees. When Congress deregulated domestic air travel prices and routes, it explicitly preserved DOT’s authority and duty to ensure that prices and fees on international travel remain reasonable. According to DOT’s own admission, it has… Read More


PRESS RELEASE 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.   FlyersRights.org Appeals DOT & Airline Concealment of Passenger Delay Compensation Rights   March 28, 2019-Washington, DC- FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger organization, has filed a… 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


It’s deja vu all over again.    As Hurricane Lane descended on Hawaii, it brought back bad memories of last year’s price gouging after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey – which devastated Texas, Louisiana and Florida.    U.S. airlines have been called out on Twitter for charging several thousand dollars for one-way tickets out of the danger zone – following… Read More


NPR All Things Considered- July 12, 2018   Excerpted from the article: “It’s really become almost like a torture class,” says Paul Hudson, president of the group Flyers Rights. Hudson argues that tinier seats are not just unsafe for evacuations, but can cause blood clots and other health problems, and lead to more passenger conflicts.… Read More


Last week, the response by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was outright refusal to reconsider its denial of FlyersRights.org’s petition to set minimum seat standards. The FAA declared that questionable evacuation tests are valid and there are no problems with shrunken seats and larger passengers impeding escape. Problematic Certification Process  But when aircraft evacuation drills are carried out, organizers do… Read More


As millions of Americans headed off to celebrate the Fourth of July, it was a busy day for FlyersRights.org. That’s because it was also a great day for the Federal Aviation Administration to try to sneak some bad news for passengers in under the radar.   The FAA restates, it’s no friend to flyers   In a cavalier letter… Read More


Two recent spectacles conjure up the robber-baron era, when corporations ruled the country. Last week at an International Aviation Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., the US Department of Transportation (DOT) undersecretary for policy, Derek Kan, said that the government is keen on just staying out of the way of the aviation industry and letting the market play… Read More


Flyers hate being packed ever-more tightly like sardines in a tin, but that’s where we are today. In October, American Airlines revealed that it will insert 12 more seats, or two rows, into its economy class on its Boeing 737-800 fleet and an extra nine seats into its Airbus A321s. At the same time, JetBlue said it will… Read More