It’s deja vu all over again.    As Hurricane Lane descended on Hawaii, it brought back bad memories of last year’s price gouging after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey – which devastated Texas, Louisiana and Florida.    U.S. airlines have been called out on Twitter for charging several thousand dollars for one-way tickets out of the danger zone – following… 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


Aeroméxico Flight 2431 was taking off for Mexico City last Tuesday when the aircraft plunged suddenly. The Embraer E-170 crashed as it was beginning to climb in heavy rain in Mexico’s state of Durango. The mid-sized jet was almost full, with 103 people on board, including two infants and four crew members, when it crashed about 4 p.m. local time.… 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


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