On Why Air Passengers Have No Rights

The New York Times pointed out today that air passengers have no rights. (Joe Brancatelli did happen to mention this eight months ago.)

The Times reported that “airline passenger protections have slowly been eroding over the years,” and pointed out who let that happen. Your congressman let it happen. That’s right, the one who wants your vote in November.

 In 2006, Congress let a law expire that had required surviving airlines to honor tickets on bankrupt airlines for a small fee. In 2007 and so far in 2008, Congress has failed to pass a passenger bill of rights, despite an outcry over the treatment of passengers on stranded aircraft.

But, then, we’re the ones who elected the Congress. So maybe we did this to ourselves.




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