FlyersRights.org Supports Schumer-Gianaris TSA Passenger Advocate Idea | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.23.14 **
** Airborne 07.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.21.14 **
** Airborne 07.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.18.14 **

Fri, Dec 16, 2011

FlyersRights.org Supports Schumer-Gianaris TSA Passenger Advocate Idea

Backs Bill To Provide Passenger Advocates At Security Checkpoints

The non-profit airline passenger advocacy organization FlyersRights.org issued a statement Tuesday strongly supporting creation of passenger advocacy positions at all airport TSA checkpoints, an idea advanced by Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Michael Gianaris. Founder and Executive Director Kate Hanni said, "The recently TSA missteps, humiliating elderly women air travelers, clearly demonstrate that airline passengers need someone to turn to, on the spot, to prevent the kinds of mistreatment those women suffered."

Kate Hanni

Hanni also noted that "The TSA's response to these incidents further underlines the need for passenger advocates. The agency regrets only that the passengers feel that they had a bad experience, not that they truly did have a bad experience. An on-scene passenger advocate could help all parties find more acceptable solutions to individual problems."

Hanni cautioned, however, that "Passenger advocates at TSA checkpoints must be truly independent to be truly effective. They must be advocates passengers can trust and know that they, and not the airlines' rights will be protected."

"FlyersRights urges that those who fill the new positions be unconnected to either the airline industry or to the government. They must be free to view each situation from all parties' point of view, unencumbered by any one party's agenda."

FMI: www.FlyersRights.org

Advertisement

More News

NBAA Establishes New Weather Subcommittee

FAA Officials On Hand For The Announcement Of The Group NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on Monday announced the formation of a new NBAA group focused on improvements in aviation we>[...]

U.S. House Hearing Will Examine State Of U.S. Aviation Manufacturing

Witness List Includes AEA's Blakey, GAMA's Bunce The Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee, chaired by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hea>[...]

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Katherine Tryon

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as ten>[...]

Appeals Court Says FAA May Not Prevent Texas EquuSearch From Using Drones

Once Again, A Federal Judges Has Ruled That The FAA Cannot Stop The Use Of Commercial Drones Unless They Are Enforcing Published Regulations ... The FAA Has A Differing Opinion Ear>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.14)

Expert Craft Building or restoring your own airplane, or even considering a homebuilt project? This site allows you to keep a complete online log of your project, complete with not>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC