As ANN first reported during our
September 6 ANN Special Feature
Aero-Cast, passengers from across the country who have
been victims of strand-in situations at the hands of commercial
airlines will stage a simulated strand-in situation on the National
Mall on Wednesday, September 19 to bring attention to passengers'
Members of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of
Rights (CAPBOR) will be joined by students and members of Congress
who support the need for Congressional action on behalf of airline
passengers are gathering to make their voices heard against the
continuing inhumane treatment of airline passengers.
CAPBOR is urging Congress to ensure the FAA Reauthorization
Bills (H.R. 2881 and S. 1300) require airlines to establish a
maximum tarmac delay period and to have the US Secretary of
Transportation (DOT) enforce them. According to DOT, the
contingency plans currently offered by the airlines are not
Kate Hanni, Founder and Executive Director of CAPBOR will be
joined by Coalition member-organizations Public Interest Research
Group (US PIRG), former commercial airline pilots, former jet
engineers and airline industry employees.
Hanni tells ANN the event will include a full multi-media
experience... "that will open your eyes to what it's like to be
We wonder if that will also include Smell-O-Vision... actually,
we hope not...