Flyers hate being packed ever-more tightly like sardines in a tin, but that’s where we are today. In October, American Airlines revealed that it will insert 12 more seats, or two rows, into its economy class on its Boeing 737-800 fleet and an extra nine seats into its Airbus A321s. At the same time, JetBlue said it will… Read More


As we know, airlines love to make it as difficult as possible for passengers to receive money they’re entitled to for flight delays. Last week, the UK Court of Appeals confirmed that passengers of non-EU airlines who miss connecting flights outside EU can claim compensation. On the landmark cases, Gahan v Emirates and Buckley v Emirates, the Court… Read More


  Last week, an investigative report by the Daily Beast revealed that economy-class seats are so tight that crash test dummies were consistently breaking seatback video screens with their heads during simulations. This troubling report also noted that no coach seats today comply with Department of Transportation regulations for the brace position. FlyersRights has been raising the alarm… Read More


Paul Hudson’s CBS Appearance FlyersRights.org President Paul Hudson appeared on CBS Evening News on September 13, 2017 to discuss the July 28 judicial victory in the Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The three judge panel ordered the FAA to re-consider its decision to not place a moratorium on further seat size reductions.… Read More


  The eighth amendment to the US Constitution prohibits “Cruel and unusual punishment” – meant to safeguard Americans against suffering, pain, or humiliation. Can sitting in an economy class airline seat apply to that definition, considering how painful it is to endure for many Americans? FlyersRights has argued in court that health and safety are at risk because airlines continue to… Read More


Victory for Consumers Seat size IS a safety and health issue. That was the ruling from the U.S. appeals court last Friday – that the Federal Aviation Administration must reconsider their decision not to regulate the size of airline seats. The court decision was unanimous, 3-0. Hundreds of supportive comments were posted on the FAA docket, and thousands signed FlyersRights’ online… Read More