Is the government doing enough to protect air travelers?    Excerpt: Paul Hudson, the president of FlyersRights.org, says the absence of clear regulation is part of a “nearly complete collapse of aviation consumer protection enforcement by the DOT.” He says that under the current administration, proposed rules are blocked and existing ones go unenforced. “Airline passenger… Read More


      Text Only: September 14, 2020   The Honorable Chairman Roger Wicker, MS Senate Commerce Committee   The Honorable Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, WA Senate Commerce Committee   The Honorable Chairman Peter DeFazio, OR-4 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee   The Honorable Ranking Member Sam Graves, MO-6 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  … 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


Flyers Rights issued the following comments on proposed Senate Air Safety Bill: The legislation introduced by Senator Wicker and Senator Cantwell is a step in the right direction. But as presently drafted the bill is inadequate to restore public confidence in aviation safety and would have been unlikely to have prevented the crashes of flight… Read More


    Text below: To: The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation    Re: Statement for the Record of the June 17th, 2020 Hearing Examining the Federal Aviation Administration’s Oversight of Aircraft Certification   The legislation introduced by Senator Wicker and Senator Cantwell is a step in the right direction. But as… Read More


Senators say federal health & safety rules urgently needed to curb further spread of COVID-19 while protecting travelers & frontline workers in the sky   Washington (June 9, 2020) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today renewed their call for the U.S. Department of Transportation,… Read More


Summer interns Hotline workers needed! Our Hotline Director is looking to retire after14 years with FlyersRights   We need, in the short term, to relieve his workload – possibly with interns or volunteers. We can pay stipends for interns or could pay a ‘per-passenger-helped’ rate for an experienced helpline worker. Please email: Paul@FlyersRights.org for more info.… Read More