You booked your ticket. Business Insider You ponied up extra to have that extra millimeter of legroom.   You think you may even enjoy the journey.   But something gives you an unpleasant feeling. The plane could be overbooked, and you might get ‘reaccommodated’.   Uh-oh, and you’re flying United!   Then, five days before… Read More


Your boarding pass and driver’s license could be replaced by your biometric data in the not-too-distant future. Instead of handing your boarding pass and ID to a TSA agent, you could be placing two fingerprints on a scanner to be recognized. JetBlue is testing facial-recognition check-in for a few flights in June, and Delta Air Lines plans… Read More


ATC Privatization Dead For Now Last Thursday the Senate rejected President Trump’s push to spin-off air traffic control from the  Federal Aviation Administration.   Trump had  signed off with great hoopla a plan to separate air traffic control into a nonprofit private corporation.   Surrounded by several former secretaries of transportation at a White House ceremony in June,… Read More


  We’re issuing the newsletter early, before the big vote Tuesday in the House Transportation Committee – so our members can call their Congressional representatives.Especially those on the Committee (below) to support strengthening amendments and air travel reform as set forth in the FlyersRights Airline Passenger Bill of Rights. Open to the Public: Aviation Innovation, Reform,… Read More


The market research institute Skytrax surveyed 18 million passengers from over 160 countries worldwide on their favorite airline. And, once again, don’t expect US carriers to be anywhere near No. 1. At the Paris Air Show on Tuesday the winners were announced, and passengers from across the globe chose Qatar Airlines a No. 1. Qatar was… Read More


June 14, 2017 Bloomberg confirmed last week that the new Basic Economy fares have been hugely profitable and this new fare class is worth at least $1 billion in additional revenue. Notably, this ‘lowest’ fare offering – which slashes services for the old price while raising the Economy fare – tends to raise your overall cost, because you… Read More


  One thing we don’t do enough is answer your questions. In this new era of abuse and assault onboard US carriers, you have many questions. Should the Civil Aeronautics Board, which used to regulate airlines, be reintroduced in the US? Several countries have this agency to serve and assist airline passengers. What is driving conflict… Read More


Flyers Rights has released the testimony of Jason Powell,  a high school teacher and passenger, along with several of his students, on the United Airlines flight where a fellow passenger, David Dao, was beaten and dragged off in view of those students; and Nicole Harper, an ER nurse and passenger on a separate United flight, who… Read More