Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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FlyersRights.org, the pre-eminent airline passenger rights organization in the world, is appalled about yesterday’s nine hour tarmac delay at DFW airport.
We are aware that the Department of Transportation, who promulgated a rule ostensibly to protect the flying public from extremely long tarmac delays, left a loophole that is now harming consumers who fly on commercial airlines in the United states.
That loophole is that ‘Gate Time’, which is not included in 'Tarmac Time' for purposes of following the rule. Consumers do not know the difference. If they are not given the opportunity to deplane after 3 hours, any time stuck in a plane whether it’s at the gate or pushed back in the penalty box should be considered Tarmac Time.
Kate Hanni, founder-emeritus of FlyersRights.org and largely responsible for the tarmac delay rules was stuck for nine hours December 29th of 2006 on American Airlines and not given the opportunity to deplane.
She reported that, "After four hours, conditions were so hellish that people were revolting after listening to screaming babies, toilets overflowing, no food or water, no ability to get off the plane. The disintegrating set of conditions worsened until people began to threaten the pilot that they would take over the plane were he not to pull in to a gate, with or without permission from AA’s management."
AA shows callous disregard, AGAIN, for the flying public
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Flyersrights.org Media Advisory
WHAT: Media Briefing on Petitions to Reduce Airfares and End Airline exemptions from consumer protection & antitrust laws.
WHO: Flyersrights.org, with legal experts on aviation consumer law and rights
Including Paul Hudson, President of Flyersrights.org and Member, FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee
WHEN: February 18, 2015 9:30 – 10:30 AM
WHERE: 218 D Street SE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20003 (Capitol Hill)
CALL IN for audio access is 1-605-562-0020 Access Code 656-991-615
Skype access also available.
For more information call 800-662-1859
FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger group with 50,000 members and the principal advocate for the 2010 tarmac confinement and truth in scheduling rules, has filed a formal rulemaking petition with the DOT.
It will hold a media briefing on its petitions and initiatives to reduce change fees on international flights, to reduce airfares generally due to lower jet fuel costs, to amend the Airline Deregulation Act to remedy numerous abuses, and to curtail airline exemptions from consumer protection and antitrust laws.
Posted by K at 3:16 PM