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


Paul Hudson’s CBS Appearance FlyersRights.org President Paul Hudson appeared on CBS Evening News on September 13, 2017 to discuss the July 28 judicial victory in the Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The three judge panel ordered the FAA to re-consider its decision to not place a moratorium on further seat size reductions.… Read More


There was no shortage of stories about businesses stepping up to the plate to assist Houstonians after hurricane Harvey. Heartfelt concern was responsible for increasing options for citizens suffering from water damage. Airbnb even deferred its service charges and asked property owners to open their listings for free to those displaced by Harvey. In contrast to… Read More


Another week, another hurricane threat for airlines as Irma looms down on Florida, complicating flight schedules. This, right after the industry was getting back to normal in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Irma’s track at this point, looks like it will impact most of Florida. The distance from Miami International Airport to the Atlantic is 12.9 miles –… Read More


The remnants of deadly Hurricane Harvey are finally moving out – giving the Houston area some relief by late Wednesday. On the airline end, local support staff have been taking care of stranded passengers and crew. Volunteer teams have been flying in and out to relieve colleagues – and ground crews, operation teams and HQ staff have… Read More


If you listen to the tales of people trying to get refunds from airlines and tour companies, you realize they’ll go to great lengths to weasel out of their responsibilities. The Economist says investors prefer airlines with good customer service, and that there is value, it seems, in caring. However, last week, a family told News 6 in… Read More


  The eighth amendment to the US Constitution prohibits “Cruel and unusual punishment” – meant to safeguard Americans against suffering, pain, or humiliation. Can sitting in an economy class airline seat apply to that definition, considering how painful it is to endure for many Americans? FlyersRights has argued in court that health and safety are at risk because airlines continue to… Read More