– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –   Contact: Paul Hudson 800-662-1859 Paul@FlyersRights.org -or- Kendall Creighton 850-341-5624 Kendall@FlyersRights.org   FLYERSRIGHTS SCORES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH EUROPEAN AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY (EASA)  – EU Undecided About Ungrounding Boeing 737 MAX – Conducting independent safety tests   Washington, DC – September 27, 2019   After an unprecedented presentation by EASA head Patrick Ky… Read More


Boeing’s Influence Can you imagine the amount of money flowing from Boeing to DC right now? During the 2018 election cycle, here were the donations from Boeing to members of the House Aviation Subcommittee: Republicans: Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania) $9,700. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) $5,999. Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) $6,000. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) $10,000. John Katko (R-New York) $15,400. Brian Mast (R-Florida) $7,681.… 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


Across the U.S., commercial air travel is the main, often the only, means of long-distance transportation. Yet the airline industry is a case study in U.S. policy gone awry. Mergers have resulted in four mega airlines with take-it-or-leave it conditions while reaping consistent record profits. It may be last major industry where service standards are steadily declining for… Read More


Finally, a worthwhile accomplishment in Congress!   Thank you to all who answered our Call To Action last week and contacted your congress members, urging them to vote pro-passenger on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. They heard you! The House overwhelmingly passed the FAA bill that renews the agency’s funding for another five years. This bill has been years… Read More