The deadline for Real ID has been a moving target. There have been extension after extension for months. So the latest news we have from a Transportation Security Administration spokesperson says your old driver’s license is acceptable until Oct. 1, 2020.   Again: TSA: Domestic flyers can use old driver’s licenses until late 2020… Read More

Why We Have Bomb Detection for Airline Baggage Today, December 21, 2017, is the 29th anniversary of the second most deadly terrorist attack against the US (after 9/11) and the worst air disaster and terrorist attack against the UK in history. The Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland killed 270 (189 Americans) on a… Read More

Tip Of The Week Dear FlyersRights:   Boy did I get a surprise flying United Express this week!   I recently returned from a business trip to Detroit. Because of snow in Detroit my first two flights were cancelled. I appreciated that I was automatically rebooked on United Express, and I understood that my seat… Read More

Christmas came early for the airlines. Last week, the Department of Transportation (DOT) abolished an Obama-era proposal that required carriers to disclose baggage fees. The reversal is a gift for the airlines’ bottom line and a slap in the face for flyers who deserve transparency when buying a ticket. Soon, when you buy through a third-party site… Read More

TRUMP DOT TO AIRLINE PASSENGERS: NO FEE TRANSPARENCY FOR YOU Victory for Airline Lobby expands airline exemption from consumer protection law WASHINGTON DC – December 8, 2017 The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that it was withdrawing a pending rulemaking requiring airlines to disclose fees for baggage and other so called extra services… Read More

We have the perfect slogan that tops off this ‘annus horribilis’ year for flyers: Passengers want to be badly treated.  This is courtesy of the CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) who went on to say that people “don’t want to pay for comfort on-board.”’s president, Paul Hudson replied, “Wow. It’s now on the record that the airline… Read More