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


NPR All Things Considered- July 12, 2018   Excerpted from the article: “It’s really become almost like a torture class,” says Paul Hudson, president of the group Flyers Rights. Hudson argues that tinier seats are not just unsafe for evacuations, but can cause blood clots and other health problems, and lead to more passenger conflicts.… Read More


Last week, the response by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was outright refusal to reconsider its denial of FlyersRights.org’s petition to set minimum seat standards. The FAA declared that questionable evacuation tests are valid and there are no problems with shrunken seats and larger passengers impeding escape. Problematic Certification Process  But when aircraft evacuation drills are carried out, organizers do… 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


Sarah D. Young – 07/09/2018 | ConsumerAffairs Despite safety concerns and numerous complaints made by travelers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it has found no need to regulate airline seat size and legroom. In a letter announcing its decision, the agency said it “has no evidence that there is an immediate safety issue necessitating rule-making at this time.”… Read More


As millions of Americans headed off to celebrate the Fourth of July, it was a busy day for FlyersRights.org. That’s because it was also a great day for the Federal Aviation Administration to try to sneak some bad news for passengers in under the radar.   The FAA restates, it’s no friend to flyers   In a cavalier letter… 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


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