You’ve known for years that airlines love to obfuscate. Now they are really going out of their way to shield easy airfare comparisons, says Inc.com. Especially when it comes to junk fee add ons -you know, the nickel-and-diming that goes into the modern airline fare experience. The airlines love to block consumers from seeing complete airline schedule and… Read More


Flyers hate being packed ever-more tightly like sardines in a tin, but that’s where we are today. In October, American Airlines revealed that it will insert 12 more seats, or two rows, into its economy class on its Boeing 737-800 fleet and an extra nine seats into its Airbus A321s. At the same time, JetBlue said it will… Read More


  Happy post-Halloween! Did TSA screen your food and candy? Passengers will be encouraged to place food items in bins for inspection … TSA is rolling out a new Enhanced Property Search, or EAPS, which will require an “increased screening of property, which includes a “thorough inspection of food items being hand-carried.” And, yes, this will include your Thanksgiving… Read More


Last week, more than 200 American Airlines mechanics demonstrated in Times Square along with Transport Workers Union members against the farming out of their jobs. Besides the loss of US jobs, the larger concern is the danger to public safety or national security that arises from the offshoring maintenance work on commercial aircraft fleets. Most passengers don’t know that all… Read More


As we know, airlines love to make it as difficult as possible for passengers to receive money they’re entitled to for flight delays. Last week, the UK Court of Appeals confirmed that passengers of non-EU airlines who miss connecting flights outside EU can claim compensation. On the landmark cases, Gahan v Emirates and Buckley v Emirates, the Court… Read More


\ About three quarters of passengers don’t bother complaining when things go wrong with their flight because they think it’s a waste of time, according to a survey published last month. A research paper published by customer-care company Clarabridge says flyers have little faith in airlines’ complaint procedures. Almost three out of four of the 2,500 people… Read More


FlyersRights needs your help! We need to cover our expenses. When FlyersRights was founded a decade ago, it was a small, quasi privately funded organization.  Nobody could imagine the dimension and importance to the flying public FlyersRights has achieved these past 10 years, requiring more than a full time commitment. If every reader signed up for… Read More


There is distressing news coming out of Long Beach’s Aircraft Interiors trade show this week. Journalists are reporting that most aircraft seats being showcased are below our minimum standards of 18″ width and 28″ pitch in economy class. Manufacturers “confident” seats will pass certification With the usual hubris, US airlines seem unafraid of a potential US court moratorium on these tight… Read More


  Last week, an investigative report by the Daily Beast revealed that economy-class seats are so tight that crash test dummies were consistently breaking seatback video screens with their heads during simulations. This troubling report also noted that no coach seats today comply with Department of Transportation regulations for the brace position. FlyersRights has been raising the alarm… Read More