Enough is enough! We are turning our anger wih the big airlines into grassroots advocacy. Our Passenger Bill of Rights will ensure that you and the rest of the flying public have a voice and legal rights the next time you board a plane.
Proposed Bill of Rights for Airline Passengers:
- Establish procedures to respond to all passenger complaints
within 24 hours and with appropriate resolution within 2 weeks.
- Notify passengers within ten minutes of a delay of known
diversions, delays and cancellations via airport overhead announcement,
on aircraft announcement, and posting on airport television monitors.
- Establish procedures for returning passengers to terminal
gate when delays occur so that no plane sits on the tarmac for longer
than three hours without connecting to a gate.
- Provide for the essential needs of passengers during air-
or ground-based delays of longer than 3 hours, including food, water,
sanitary facilities, and access to medical attention.
- Provide for the needs of disabled, elderly and special
needs passengers by establishing procedures for assisting with the
moving and retrieving of baggage, and the moving of passengers from one
area of airport to another at all times by airline personnel.
- Publish and update monthly on the company’s public web site
a list of chronically delayed flights, meaning those flight delayed
thirty minutes or more, at least forty percent of the time, during a
- Compensate “bumped” passengers or passengers delayed due to
flight cancellations or postponements of over 12 hours by refund of
150% of ticket price
- The formal implementation of a Passenger Review Committee,
made up of non-airline executives and employees but rather passengers
and consumers - that would have the formal ability to review and
- Make lowest fare information, schedules and itineraries,
cancellation policies and frequent flyer program requirements available
in an easily accessed location and updated in real-time.
- Ensure that baggage is handled without delay or injury; if
baggage is lost or misplaced, the airline shall notify customer of
baggage status within 12 hours and provide compensation equal to
current market value of baggage and its contents.
- Require that these rights apply equally to all airlines
code-share partners, including international partners.