Change Of Plan$? Changing Your Airline Ticket Becomes Overly Costly Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Just in time for summer vacation season, the airlines are jacking up the cost to  change your flight. Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming the four major airlines, Delta, American Airlines, U.S. Airways and United, for increasing their ticket-change fees in recent weeks while… Read More


Buy One, Get One Fee It’s Just Not Fare Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Flyers Are FEE-ling It:  Frontier now charges penalties  for booking through third-party sites Nowadays it’s becoming, buy one airline ticket, get a dozen fees.  Last week’s big news was airline fees hitting a record $6 billion in 2012, and has airline service become any better?… Read More


MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PETITION TO US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT), FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) AND NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB) RE SAFETY OF BOEING 787 BATTERIES OF FLYERSRIGHTS.ORG & AVIATION CONSUMER ACTION PROJECT BY PAUL S. HUDSON, PRESIDENT OF FLYERSRIGHTS.ORG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AVIATION CONSUMER ACTION PROJECT, MEMBER OF FAA AVIATION RULEMAKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE May… Read More


Aviation Consumer Action Project (ACAP) March 7, 2013 Michael Huerta FAA Administrator 800 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20591 Deborah Hersman NTSB Chairwoman 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20594 RE: Regulatory responses to 787 Battery Fiasco and Introduction of Drones into US airspace Dear Mr. Huerta and Ms Hersman: I am writing to follow up… Read More


May 10, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Paul Hudson 410-940-8934 or pshudson@yahoo.com Airline Passenger and Safety Groups Seek to Clip Boeing 787 Wings WASHINGTON, DC — Challenging the safety of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, two air- passenger advocacy groups are demanding the U.S. government limit flights on the controversial new jet until the safety of… Read More


May 10, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Paul Hudson 410-940-8934 or pshudson@yahoo.com Airline Passenger and Safety Groups Seek to Clip Boeing 787 Wings WASHINGTON, DC — Challenging the safety of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, two air- passenger advocacy groups are demanding the U.S. government limit flights on the controversial new jet until the safety of… Read More


May 8, 2013 Hon. Michael Huerta FAA Administrator 800 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20591 Hon. Ray LaHood Secretary of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC 20590 Dear Secretary LaHood and Administrator Huerta: Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. Section 46109 and 5 U.S.C. Section 553, 554, FlyersRights.org, the Aviation Consumer Action Project and the… Read More


Up, Up and Away  Airline fees: Average True Ticket Price Up Nearly 30 Percent Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Baggage fees brought U.S. airlines in 2011 a total of $3.4 bill The average true price of a one-way ticket has increased by nearly 30% since 2008, according to a study by Boyd Group International. The data also… Read More


Let There Be Flight Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Flights returned to normal this week after public anger hit such a fervor that Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation Friday to allow the FAA to withdraw the furloughs. “Furloughs ended swiftly within one week,” said Paul Hudson, President of FlyersRights. “Congress contemplated facing angry constituents while being delayed and stranded in airports… Read More