NY-TO-PARIS FLIGHT STUCK 6 HOURS ON TARMAC, BUT FAA DENIES ITStranded Passengers “Lost in Space” as FAA Considers Flight “On Time” NAPA, CA (August 31) – Passengers were held onboard a delayed Delta Airlines flight #8601, from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport bound for Paris Thursday night, but the Federal Aviation Administration’s records show… Read More

AIRLINE BEATLies, excuses and passenger rightsBy: Michael FabeyAugust 24, 2009ExpressJet might now well be Kate Hanni’s favorite airline. For years, the passenger-rights activist has been crusading for a law that would require airlines to give flyers the option to get off a plane that’s been stuck on a tarmac for more than three hours. To… Read More

FlyersRights.org Airs Ad During Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard Visit Citizen-Activist Kate Hanni Available for Interviews Monday NAPA, Calif., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — President Obama arrives for a much-deserved vacation on Martha’s Vineyard today, but he’ll be greeted by a message from FlyersRights.org reminding him of his support for the Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights. “We’re closer… Read More

CBS News – Aug 11, 2009 St. Paul, Minn — Link Christian was one of the 47 passengers trapped in a plane on a tarmac for six hours early Saturday morning in Rochester, Minn. They didn’t have a way to get off the plane then, but the St. Paul, Minn. man is now working to… Read More

Passenger Rights Stakeholder Hearing: Examining a Market Failure? Presented by AirPassengerAdvocacy.travel September 22, 2009 – Washington, DC On Tuesday morning, September 22, 2009 consumer groups and travel industry organizations will conduct a Stakeholder Hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building regarding airline passenger rights. The purpose of the hearing is to examine passenger safety-related problems… Read More

Mega-delays continue despite airline promises; it’s time to act. This April, when a Delta Air Lines flight from the Caribbean to Atlanta was diverted to Columbia, S.C., because of bad weather, passengers endured a five-hour wait sealed in the plane with crying babies, smelly toilets and insufficient food and water. When they finally were allowed… Read More