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|About||FlyersRights.org is the largest airline passenger advocacy organization. It is best known for spearheading the Passenger Bill of Rights and the rule against lengthy tarmac confinements. Flyersrights.org operates a toll-free hotline 877-FLYERS6.|
|Mission||To help ensure fair, safe travel. We are working to give the flying public a legal voice and recourse against the airline industry - also working with the airline industry, so that citizens aren't left stranded or taken advantage of when traveling.|
FlyersRights.org is the largest airline passenger advocacy organization. It is best known for spearheading the Passenger Bill of Rights and the rule against lengthy tarmac confinements. Flyersrights.org operates a toll-free hotline 877-FLYERS6, publishes a weekly newsletter at flyersrights.org and maintains a staffed office in Washington, D.C. It is also appealing the FAA's refusal to issue minimum seat and leg room standards to address shrinking seat size and leg room by airlines: The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (Case 16-1101, FlyersRights Education Fund v. FAA) will hear oral argument on March 10, 2017.
FlyersRights.org was formed by hundreds of passengers who were stranded on several American Airlines planes for up to 9 hours at Austin International Airport on December 29, 2006. During that period they were denied food, water or access to working bathroom facilities. Ignoring their pleas, the airline refused to allow passengers to deplane despite medical emergencies, and other health and safety issues. As a result of this ordeal, they discovered that there were thousands of other passengers who share similar experiences EVERY YEAR on many airlines and together have turned their anger and frustration into action. FlyersRights It is now the fastest growing coalition of airline passengers. Since forming in 2007, this group of citizen lobbyists has made numerous visits to Congress and there are passengers' rights provisions pending in the form of legislation and Department of Transportation regulation.
Go to flyersrights.org to see recent press releases; sign the petition; please donate $1 to help our lobbying efforts; volunteer to go to Washington or contact your congressmen/women; be part of the solution and stop accepting inhumane treatment by the airlines.
|Founded||2006 by Kate Hanni|