FAA ‘credibility’ is now at stake Boeing now realizes that it needs more than executive spokespeople, lobbyists, and public relations specialists. It wants pilots and flight attendants to vouch for the MAX safety fixes. Boeing is desperate and does not want to wait the 6-12 months it would take to properly vet, test and… Read More


Boeing has gone all out to say it is updating software and the 737 MAXes will be back up in a few weeks. No problems anymore! But will people still refuse to board? No one wants to talk about that. What passengers now want to know is how to avoid that bad plane. Everyone who has watched… Read More


Boeing, Boeing, GONE! Last Wednesday, President Trump announced the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet in the United States, making it the last major country to take this step.   His statement came after days of turmoil that saw Boeing stock descend steadily while nation after nation moved to bar the fast-selling plane from flying.… Read More


TSA Is Keeping a Secret Watchlist of Those Who Resist   Are you a smart aleck to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers? Have ever swatted away a screener’s hand or expressed displeasure at what you considered intrusive groping? Do you hang around airport checkpoints? Well, you could be on America’s newest watchlist and not know it. That’s because the list… Read More


Last week, more than 200 American Airlines mechanics demonstrated in Times Square along with Transport Workers Union members against the farming out of their jobs. Besides the loss of US jobs, the larger concern is the danger to public safety or national security that arises from the offshoring maintenance work on commercial aircraft fleets. Most passengers don’t know that all… Read More


As we know, airlines love to make it as difficult as possible for passengers to receive money they’re entitled to for flight delays. Last week, the UK Court of Appeals confirmed that passengers of non-EU airlines who miss connecting flights outside EU can claim compensation. On the landmark cases, Gahan v Emirates and Buckley v Emirates, the Court… Read More


  Due to our win in the U.S. Court of Appeals two weeks ago, the onus is now on the FAA to prove to lawmakers, consumer groups and passengers that they have nothing to worry about in re tight airline seats. Let’s not grant them that chance. FlyersRights has argued that shrinking airline seats are not… Read More


June 14, 2017 Bloomberg confirmed last week that the new Basic Economy fares have been hugely profitable and this new fare class is worth at least $1 billion in additional revenue. Notably, this ‘lowest’ fare offering – which slashes services for the old price while raising the Economy fare – tends to raise your overall cost, because you… Read More


When Pigs Fly What a week it was! The Thanksgiving holiday was a zoo for air travelers. Whether you pigged out or were flying with pigs, it was a beastly scene in the skies. Cattle Class 2.0 One of the top emailed stories of the New York Times over the weekend was a piece by… Read More