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FlyersRights.org was formed to support in 2006, when a Napa, California Realtor, Kate Hanni, was stranded with her husband and two children for 9 hours on the tarmac in Austin, Texas. The victim of a sexual assault just months before, Kate vowed never to be a victim again – and she fought back, vowing to organize other passengers to pass the long-stalled Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights.

The bill, which had been stalled in Congress since at least 1999, allows passengers the option of getting off delayed planes after 3 hours on the ground, and requires airlines to provide adequate food, water, temperature controls, ventilation and working toilets to accommodate a 3-hour delay. .

Today, with more than 25,000 members, FlyersRights.org is the largest non-profit consumer organization in the United States representing airline passengers. Kate has given more than 800 interviews to the media, and hardly a day goes by that FlyersRights.org isn’t quoted by a major media outlet.

We’re closer to achieving our legislative goals than ever before: with the unanimous approval in July, 2009 by the Senate Commerce Committee of the bipartisan Boxer-Snowe Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights as part of S. 1451, The FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, the Senate is now poised to take up the strongest pro-airline consumer legislation in decades.

We urge you to join us in support of this important pro-consumer legislation. Sign our Petition, call and email your Representative and Senators, and urge them to SUPPORT the bipartisan Boxer-Snowe Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights.

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