BEFORE THEU.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON, D.C. ————————————————–In the matter of: : :Final Rule : Docket No. DOT-OST-2007-0022 :Enhancing Airline Passenger :Protections : :————————————————– COMMENTS OF FLYERSRIGHTS.ORGON REQUESTS OF VARIOUS AIRLINESFOR TEMPORARY EXEMPTIONS FROM 14 C.F.R. § 259.4AT JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, representing the interests of airline passengers, has reviewed the requests of… Read More 2009 Real Air Travel Consumer Report Card February 15, 2010 Kate Hanni, Executive Director Frederick Foreman PHD Research Director 159 Silverado Springs Drive, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 337-0328 Page 2 of 34 Executive Summary This report card is based on government statistics, press reports, airline website data, FlyersRights hotline reports, and eye witness… Read More

February 16, 2010 Contacts: Kate Hanni(707) For Immediate Release to Unveil its 2009 Air Travel Report Card in Washington, DC Live Press Conference Planned for February 16th, at 10 am, the National Press Club Napa, CA (February 12, 2010) –, the nation’s foremost airline passenger advocacy group, is poised to release its… Read More

Full-Body Scanners Offer a Sneak Peek at TSA BumblingBy Kate Hanni Posted January 19, 2010Kate Hanni is executive director of, a nonprofit advocacy group that represents airline travelers. On December 25, when the media reported on Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab’s alleged attempt to detonate an explosive device aboard an airliner bound for Detroit, images of… Read More

Full-body scanners used on air passengers may damage human DNAby Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor (NaturalNews) In researching the biological effects of the millimeter wave scanners used for whole body imaging at airports, NaturalNews has learned that the energy emitted by the machines may damage human DNA. Millimeter wave machines represent one of… Read More

Seattle TimesDecember 25th, 2009 Obama’s gift of humane treatment to airline passengers held prisoner on tarmacThe Obama administration jumps into the fray over long waits for airline passengers on the tarmac. Huge fines will begin in the spring, and it’s the right thing to do. AIRPLANE passengers are not cattle. And they should not be… Read More