Statement on Airline Bailout Legislation and Coronavirus Measures March 24, 2020 has been working to include consumer protections and much needed consumer relief as a condition of any bailout to the airlines. proposes airlines become a part of the solution to the Coronavirus pandemic, rather than worsening the problems by not… Read More

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Subject: Ensuring that airline… Read More Calls For Increased Protection Of Air Travelers Against Spread Of COVID-19 RELEASE DATE: March 11, 2020 For more information contact Paul Hudson, 800-662-1859, WASHINGTON – Today, is urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to step up protection of airport travelers against the spread of COVID-19. Many US air travelers want every effort made to… Read More

What a year so far. Two issues have dominated the global headlines: grounding the Boeing 737 MAX and the Coronavirus outbreak – which has canceled hundreds of thousands of flights so far. We ran a survey earlier this week asking you if flights should be screened coming into the US, or banned altogether. (If you missed… Read More

  What happened? On October 29, 2018, Lion Air 610 – a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX – crashed with the loss of all 189 passengers and crew. In addition, a diver involved in the recovery also died. On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Air 302 – another brand-new Boeing 737 MAX – crashed with the loss… Read More

Yesterday, FlyersRights urged the Senate Commerce Committee to back legislation repealing the aircraft certification program known as ODA (Organization Designation Authorization) that allows Boeing employees and other aircraft makers to certify planes as safe with minimal FAA oversight. “The core of aircraft certification reform must be a return to the pre-2005 system. All aircraft safety… Read More

Take aways on page 12 – 80% have mild to moderate symptoms 16% severe 4% death High risk for people over 60 or with chronic medical conditions Very high risk for people over 80 Long incubation period of up to 14 days and highly contagious.… Read More

We are moving forward! The court just issued a new scheduling order and rejected the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposal to “process” (but not necessarily release) the relevant 86 documents of 10,000 at 500 pages per month. Boeing and the FAA by 3/20/20 will now have to identify any documents it claims are exempt from… Read More