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Delta passenger says she was stopped from singing anthem

An industry that does not allow for it’s customers to honor our fallen soldiers does not deserve to be given any more power over us.  

The Three Reasons Big Airlines’ Service Is Awful

Airlines increasingly face less competition and they are increasingly putting passengers last and their own profits first. The industry has veered towards absolutely hostile customer service and increasingly unfair business practices while also facing nearly daily issues with computer crashes,...

Family booted from Southwest flight over 'rowdy' kids, parents say

Throwing families off of airplanes for “rowdy” kids? What else would you expect from an industry that tries to squeeze every last dollar out of its passengers while providing absolutely hostile customer service. The last thing we need is for them to run our air traffic control system.

Major consumer & passenger rights groups launch ad opposing air traffic privatization

Leading airline passenger, consumer and rural organizations, including National Consumers League, FlyersRights.org, Consumer Action, the Alliance for Aviation Across America and In The Public Interest launched an ad to set the record straight on the airlines' push to privatize the air traffic...

John Oliver Explained How Airlines and Cable Companies Make Your Life Hell

Think about the most consistently annoying experiences you have as a consumer and you'll likely find a common theme - some of the worst products and services can be found in industries that are highly consolidated.

Flying Coach Is So Cramped It Could Be a Death Trap

A judge calls it a ‘life-and-death safety concern.’ A government document shows there may not be enough room to brace for impact. Inside the potential dangers.

7 changes airlines are making that make flying worse

Why are airlines so bad? Cramped seats, additional fees, and oversold flights are just a few things that make flying miserable.

Captain Sully calmly shoots down Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control

The "Hero on the Hudson" Sully Sullenberger argues that Trump's privatization plan would put profit concerns over an attention to safety: "I can guarantee you the four largest airlines don't always have the interests of the traveling public in mind." 

House Republicans work to torpedo Trump’s air traffic control plan

Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK), who has a military background, said he maintains serious national security concerns about putting a nongovernmental agency in charge of air traffic control and removing it from congressional oversight. “There are a few things that you would never let go: national...

The case against privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system

Opponents have raised serious concerns about whether privatization would guarantee safety, protect national security, expedite new technology and keep our aviation system solvent. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued several reports that validate these concerns.

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