Beer Jumper Sparks Air Travel Debate DOT Rules Working Legislature in Recess, but Issues Remain Kate’s Week Volunteer of the Month JetBlue Flight Attendant Sparks Debate When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater slipped off the end of his rope last week, ranting over the intercom before grabbing a couple of beers from the service cart,… Read More


DOT extends period for commenting on proposed rule enhancing airline passenger protectionsIn response to numerous requests, DOT has extended the comment period for “Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections,” a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking the agency issued in June 2010, from August 9 to September 23, 2010. If adopted, the proposed rule, which can be found at… Read More


August 4, 2010, 2:12 PM ET.Canceled Flights Up Slightly in July.Airlines threatened to cancel scads of flights if the Department of Transportation put through its three-hour tarmac-delay limit. The DOT did, and airlines seem to be adjusting without throwing their operations and summer air travel into cancellation chaos. A July 15 Middle Seat looked at… Read More


(CNN) — Authorities were investigating the deaths of seven dogs after an American Airlines flight to Chicago. Flight 851 was an hour late taking off from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tuesday morning, according to Mary Frances Fagan, director of corporate communications for American Airlines. The flight arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at 8:54 a.m. with 14… Read More


For Immediate Release Contact: Kate Hanni (707)337-0328 August 3, 2010 FlyersRights Lauds Introduction of Webb Bill to Address Runaway Fees Charged to PassengersMeasure would Bring Much Needed Fairness, Clarity for Consumers Napa, CA (July 13, 2010)—Flyersrights.org, the nation’s leading voice for airline passengers, praised a bill introduced today by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) entitled “The… Read More