How The House FAA Bill Champions Air Travelers' Rights
By Barbara Lichman (May 11, 2018, 2:10 PM EDT) -- In a surprising turnaround of its usual tilt toward the interests of the aviation industry, the United States House of Representatives passed, on April 27, 2018, its version of the six-year budget reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 contains a number of provisions that appear to address the long-smoldering — and vociferously expressed — concerns of the flying public with, among other things, the unannounced "bumping" of passengers with reservations and paid tickets to make way for airline employees; airline employees' difficulty in dealing with passengers in such stressful situations; the size and orientation of aircraft seats that have been radically shrinking in order to make room for more passengers; and even the absence of ground transportation accessing the airport itself....
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