FAA Bill Must Pass Ten Years After 9/11, TSA Doubts Remain Spirit Charges to Print Boarding Pass Beware Multi-Airline Trips Readers Comment on Boarding Plan Invitation to Activism FAA Bill Must Pass After years of fence-straddling, Congress is still unmoved on the FAA Air TransportationModernization and Safety Improvement Act, popularly known as the FAA Reauthorization… Read More


EPIC Continues TSA Pressure Our friends and allies at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have upped the ante in their ongoing legal battle with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). I was in the EPIC office last January with three FlyersRights volunteers when theorganization filed suit against the TSA, challenging the constitutionality of TSA’s full… Read More


Ten Years After 9/11, TSA Doubts Remain A decade after this century’s “Day of Infamy,” FlyersRights still questions our government’s efforts to provide real air travel security. Like all other Americans, we at FlyersRights.org want our travel to be safe. However, we demand that security measures imposed upon us be effective, safe, constitutional, and consistently-applied.… Read More


EPIC Pressures TSA Boarding Plan-What Do You Think? FlyersRights’ Craigslist Victim Ticket Terms and Conditions EPIC Pressures TSA Our friends and allies at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have upped the ante in their ongoing legal battlewith the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). FlyersRights founder and Executive Director Kate Hanni and three FlyersRights volunteers were… Read More


Kate Speaks to Global Travel Congress Hurricane Irene Shatters Air Schedules What Are Your Cancellation Rights? FlyersRights Helps Again Kate Speaks to Global Congress on Travel On August 26th and 27th, our Executive Director addressed the Global Congress on Legal, Safety, and Security Issues in Travel. The Hospitalitylawyer.com-sponsored Global Congress, held in Houston’s George P.… Read More


No Refund of FAA Taxes When the FAA was shut down for two weeks by Congressional inaction on the FAA Reauthorization Bill, the agency also lost authorization to collect their normal 7.5% ticket tax, $3.70 tax on each segment of travel, and $16.30 international arrival/departure tax. Although you pay the tax at time of ticket… Read More


For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kate Hanni (707) 337-0328 Landmark Protections in new DOT rule for airline Passengers Culminates 4 year Struggle to Achieve Common Sense Measures for Consumers New “Sustainable” Policy Also Proven to Enhance Operational Performance and Efficiency Napa, CA 4-19-2011: The promulgation of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) final rule today that will… Read More


Tarmac rule worked as plannedPublished: Monday, March 14, 2011, 6:16 AM By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist The Star-Ledger Andrew Harrer/BloombergU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHoodBy Ray La HoodThe Star-Ledger’s editorial on the Department of Transportation’s rule prohibiting airline tarmac delays to no more than three hours (“Grounded without recourse: FAA must fix tarmac rule so fliers aren’t… Read More


FAA secretly removes airline lavatory oxygen generators, flying public put in harms way…again! Is this actually TRUE, I asked myself, so I asked Mr. Bing. It’s AD 2011-04-09 (We will post the Directive shortly) says, in part, The AD requires either activating all chemical oxygen generators in the lavatories until the generator oxygen supply is… Read More