The Unfriendly Skies With air travel horror stories in the news almost daily, your smartphone may be the most important piece of travel gear you own. Paul Hudson is a member of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee of the Federal Aviation Administration—and a frequent flier. (Donna Hudson) By Diane Tedeschi AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2017… Read More


Air and Space Magazine Interview with Paul Hudson   Paul Hudson, President of Flyers Rights, sat down with Diane Tedeschi of The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Magazine. Paul Hudson discusses the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights, the Dr. Dao/United incident, airline consolidation and antitrust immunity, the poor ratings of domestic carriers, and much more. To… 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


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


    Flyers Rights President Paul Hudson appeared on Democracy Now on June 7, 2017. He discussed Flyers Rights’ opposition to both the Trump and Shuster plans to privatize air traffic control. Paul Hudson noted that these plans were problematic for the following reasons: Valuable, public ATC assets would be transferred to a corporation at no… Read More


The FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) will be meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM to discuss regulatory repeals. Paul Hudson is a voting member of the committee and will be attending the meeting. At the meeting, representatives from the airlines, manufacturers, unions, Flyers Rights, and other groups will be discussing the… 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