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


    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


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


Flyer’s Rights Press Release & Written Testimony 5-17-17   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017 Contact: Paul Hudson, 800-662-1859, Paul@flyersrights.org Flyers Rights Releases Testimony from Passengers Involved in Recent Airline Incidents Washington DC, May 16, 2017–Tomorrow, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will be holding a hearing titled “The Need to Reform FAA and Air Traffic… Read More


It’s hard to imagine any other service industry being run like the airline business, but then there is no other business like the airline business. Following the recent passenger abuse incidents, FlyersRights presented a list of “essential air travel reforms” to the U.S. Congress and Department of Transportation last Thursday. Paul Hudson, President and longtime Public… Read More


The Not So Silent Treatment   May 10, 2017   Another week, another airline outrage. The Monday night melee has been a long time coming. No-frills Spirit was already infamous for its cancellations and delays, even before its labor dispute with pilots. It was inevitable that frustrated customers would act out.   Spirit had the… Read More