In keeping with the mood of the
season, the folks of the Air Travelers Association, under the
direction of President David Stempler, have provided the
Association’s assessment of the top ten airline passenger
trends and issues for 2008.
The Battle with the Government over Delayed Flights versus High
Fares will Continue.
The Airline System will Continue to Operate at or Near
The Start of the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System
will continue to be Delayed.
There will be More Reports of Near Collisions in the Air and On
The Battle Over the Passengers' Bill of Rights versus
Passengers Rights to Get to Their Destination Will Continue.
Watch for Domestic Airlines to Merge or Accept Foreign Carrier
Expect More Regional Jets in Our Future.
There will be Continued Service Problems with Airlines with
The Competition Between the Super-Jumbo Airbus A380 versus
Super-Nonstop Boeing 787 will begin in 2009.
The Battle Between Residents on the Ground over Noise and
Airline Passengers in the Air will Continue.
The Air Travelers Association founded in 1997, advocates
for airline passengers on airline safety, security, savings, and
service. David Stempler, President of the Air Travelers
Association, was the airline passenger/consumer representative on
the New York Aviation Rulemaking Committee to reduce aviation
congestion and delay in the New York metropolitan area.