16 January 2009

Pax Rights Back on

The new Congress will take up a new bill from Senators Boxer, and Snowe, that aims to protect airline passengers stuck on grounded airplanes. The legislation would require carriers "to offer passengers the option of safely deplaning once they have sat on the ground for three hours after the plane door has closed," said FlyersRights.org, formerly the Coalition for Airline Passenger Bill of Rights. Frankly I don’t think the legislation will go far enough for the required protection of things like ticket abuse etc. The US model will likely be far less toothy than the European one.


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