We live in an automated society.   In the 1800s, 90 percent of the population lived on farms; today it is around 1 percent.   We’re seeing jobs being automated away, and we adapt.   But what about fully automated flight controls? The October crash of a Lion Air jet off Indonesia, killing 189, raised questions about Boeing rapidly… Read More


Behold, the new Greyhound of the skies! American Airlines’ new A321 Neo. Sardine seating? Check! One lavatory for 60 passengers? Check. One flight attendant per 50 passengers – which equals no flight attendants? Check! No seatback screens, aka no in-flight entertainment? Check! However, this may be insulting to Greyhound, we understand, because at least the… Read More


We’ve known for years that America is a target of terrorists. And every expert warns that likely terrorist plots would involve commercial airlines. Yet this week we learn it’s shockingly easy for an airline employee with a job on the ground to steal a plane. “The greatest threat we have to aviation is the insider threat,” said a… Read More


  Who owns the American skies? That’s the question Americans are asking Congress. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) reauthorization bill S. 1405 currently moving through Congress calls for the agency to establish minimum standards on seat width and pitch within a year. So, despite the FAA’s arrogant announcement to the flying public via FlyersRights.org that it won’t regulate seat space, Congress can… Read More


https://www.npr.org/2018/07/12/628546532/airline-passenger-groups-outraged-over-faa-ruling-on-seat-sizes Tired Of Tiny Seats And No Legroom On Flights? Don’t Expect It To Change July 12, 2018 Heard on All Things Considered DAVID SCHAPER Most of us know the routine of boarding an airplane: First, there’s the patient waiting in line at the gate, and then again on the jet bridge, and waiting yet again… 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


  Calling on all passengers to contact your member of Congress to support pro-passenger measures – and oppose anti ticket price shopping measures inserted by the airline lobby, Transportation Chairman Shuster and ranking Member DeFazio. Find your Representative HERE: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 THIS WEEK. FlyersRights.org has indicated… Read More


In a followup to FlyersRights.org’s court victory last July, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to announce soon the results of its review of seat sizes and legroom, reports theWashington Post. This could prevent airlines from further reducing the seat space of passengers. The FAA review is looking at how tighter seats affect safety. The average… Read More