‘Christmas miracle?’ DOT promises big fines for long tarmac delaysComments 47 | Recommend 2 Buzz up!Like this story? Share it with Yahoo! Buzz Efforts by U.S. airlines to fend off so-called passenger-rights legislation have failed. USA TODAY writes “passenger-rights advocates won a major victory Monday when the Transportation Department announced a rule to let passengers… Read More

Back to Article Editorial: Growing old on the tarmac Thursday, December 24, 2009 It was a few days after Christmas 2006 that Napa Valley real estate agent Kate Hanni became a political activist. The airlines drove her to it. Hanni, her husband and sons were flying from San Francisco to Mobile, Ala., by way of… Read More

——————————————————————————– December 24, 2009EditorialDeplane, Deplane Years before the era of tarmac strandings, of airline passengers trapped in metal tubes without food or working toilets, waiting for hours in filth and foul air and frustration for a departure time that might or might not come, the writer Ian Frazier imagined a commercial flight piloted by Samuel… Read More

December 21, 2009Contact: Kate Hanni(707) 337-0328kate@flyersrights.com For Immediate Release Airline Passengers Nationwide Get Early Holiday Gift: DOT to Force Airlines to Deplane Stranded Passengers Department of Transportation to Impose Limit of Three Hours on the Tarmac for all Domestic Flights Napa, CA (December 21, 2009) – Flyersrights.org, the nation’s foremost airline passenger advocacy group, is… Read More

For Immediate Release Date: 11-20-2009Contact: Kate Hanni Phone # 707-337-0328 Airline Passengers Rights Still “Up In The Air” Senate Finance Committee, lead by Max Baucus, gives airline passengers lump of coal for the holidays Napa, CA-Today Flyersrights.org President Kate Hanni called on the Senate Finance Committee, and in particular Chair Max Baucus, to stop stalling… Read More