Passengers win appeal case against Spirit Airlines’ “gotcha” carryon baggage fees. FlyersRights’ amicus brief by Andrew Appelbaum prevails: Spirit Airlines must face lawsuit over ‘gotcha’ carry-on bag fees, judge rules The plaintiffs accused the Spirit of knowing that its online travel agents hid the “gotcha” bag fees they would have to pay at the airport. Click… Read More


If you haven’t really kept up on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX, here’s a brief rundown of the current situation as the MAX enters its sixth month of worldwide grounding: Norwegian Air says it will stop offering some trans-Atlantic flights because the MAX grounding makes the routes “no longer commercially viable.” Southwest Airlines, Boeing’s most loyal customer,… Read More


Nobody wants to fly on the disastrous 737 MAX A FlyersRights.org survey shows a solid no-confidence vote against flying an aircraft that flew over 300 passengers into the ground. Over 73% of our respondents said they won’t fly on a 737 MAX in the future. https://ui.constantcontact.com/so/rnav/survey/0bea08bf-fdaa-47cf-9452-130e90ac925d/report/overall “It is not just a matter of a software fix,”… Read More


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


MAX Meeting FlyersRights.org attended a Capitol Hill hearing this week where Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger told lawmakers that during a flight simulation, he too struggled to recover the 737MAX and that the automated flight control system was “fatally flawed.”    Our takeaways: Even more safety dangers were revealed by pilot testimony during Wednesday’s House Aviation Subcommittee. They include: – The… Read More


      WILL YOU FLY IT? If The Boeing 737 MAX Returns To The Skies, Will You Fly On It? Tell Us As news about the faulty flight control system and unstable aircraft of Boeing’s 737MAX unfolded, people have expressed doubts on social media and elsewhere about flying on this jet again – even if… Read More


By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post Published: June 11, 2019 WASHINGTON — Less than a week after pushing Boeing to release additional documents tied to the operation of the company’s troubled 737 Max jets, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio has scheduled a second hearing on the aircraft involved in two fatal crashes in less… Read More