Thursday, July 30, 2009

Your Rights If Stranded on the Tarmac

The fact is that the passenger has none. Whether it is a mechanical problem, bad weather, or lots of air traffic, passengers currently have no options once the plane leaves the gate.

But now, noise made by passengers being held captive on airplanes that just sit on the tarmac has finally gotten the attention of Congress. Legislation that would let passengers get off planes delayed on airport tarmacs is moving through the House and Senate as part of a bill reauthorizing and funding the Federal Aviation Administration.

In my opinion, something like this is way overdue.

From USA article: Fliers trapped on tarmac push for rules on release

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