FlyersRights Claims Only 'Modest Gains' in House FAA Reauthorization | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Fri, May 22, 2009

FlyersRights Claims Only 'Modest Gains' in House FAA Reauthorization

Predicts/Hopes Senate Version Will Set Binding Limits on Tarmac Delays

FlyersRights.org Executive Director Kate Hanni (pictured right) is politely lauding the "modest gains for airline passengers" contained in the FAA Reauthorization bill (H.R. 915) that passed through the House of Representatives, Thursday, but predicted that the "final version that goes to the President will ultimately contain the critical element consumers want most - a binding, enforceable limit on the amount of time passengers can be held in aircraft waiting on the tarmac."

Among consumer advances in the House bill, Hanni said, are provisions requiring airlines to provide food, water, temperature controls and working lavatories to passengers whose flights are delayed on the nation's tarmacs.

"It's a measure of the airlines' contempt for their passengers that it takes an Act of Congress to force them to give their customers basic human necessities like food, water and working toilets during tarmac delays that now last upwards of 9 hours," Hanni noted.

"Under the House version, the airlines themselves get to decide how long passengers must sit on the tarmac. That's just not acceptable, and we're optimistic that once the Senate takes up the bill, President Obama will get the chance to sign a measure he himself sponsored as a Senator - a uniform, binding, industry-wide three-hour limit on tarmac delays."

FlyersRights.org is a consumer organization representing airline passengers, and was formed after Hanni was stranded on the tarmac at the Austin airport in 2006.

FMI: www.FlyersRights.org

Advertisement

More News

Garmin Introduces Helicopter-Specific ADS-B Options

New GDL 84H And GDL 88H Offer On Scene Mode, TerminalTraffic And More Garmin has announced the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink. In a>[...]

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, PBOR II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight t>[...]

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, PBOR II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight t>[...]

Airborne 02.26.15: NBAA v Santa Monica, F22 Airshow Sked, Google Lunar XPrize

Also: Pioneering Space, IMC Clubs, BizJet Forecast, R44 SAIB, Twin Otter Upgrade, Cecil Field's Naval Influx The saga of Santa Monica Airport in California continues as the NBAA ha>[...]

First Flight: Bombardier's CS300

Company Hopes Airliner Will Soon Be Flying In Revenue Service Bombardier's CS300 airliner flew for the first time Friday, marking a key milestone in the troubled program.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC