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Winning Issue » AIR TRAVEL


In 2019 our domestic airlines served about 811 million passengers. But increasingly it seems busy airports and airline policies have left many passengers unhappy with their flying experience. In 2019 the number of passenger complaints filed with the Dept. of Transportation reached 15,332. These complaints include overbooking flights and causing customers to lose their flights or be involuntarily taken off airplanes, flight delays and cancellations, lost baggage, exorbitant checked bag and change fees, frequent IT meltdowns and airline consolidation are but some of the things that frustrate and anger air travelers. Complaints from disabled passengers and those who feel they were discriminated against are also on the rise. Advocates say most of these problems result from airlines prioritizing profits over passenger welfare and service. They claim plans to reduce the size of seats will only increase passenger discomfort and dissatisfaction.

Proposed Legislation: S.2341 - Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights
Prospective Sponsor: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current airline passenger policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I support: 1.) Protecting airline passengers from being required to involuntarily relinquish their seats, unless necessary for safety or security. 2.) Eliminating the dollar limitations on compensation to passengers denied boarding due to overbooking. 3.) Compensation to passengers for delayed or cancelled flights. 4.) Unreasonable air carrier fees. 5.) Unrestricted access of consumers to information on schedules, fares, fees and taxes. 6.) Accuracy in pricing of tickets and disclosure of lowest fares. 7.) Notifications to passengers of their rights and eligibility for refunds. 8.) Prohibiting any air carrier from reducing seat size or leg room. 9.) Report on the quality of food and potable water on passenger aircraft and the sufficiency of flight crews and aircraft. 10.) Providing a private right of action for passengers aggrieved by airline actions and increasing civil penalties on air carriers for violations of passenger protections. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support:
    1.) Protecting airline passengers from being required to involuntarily relinquish their seats, unless necessary for safety or security.

    2.) Eliminating the dollar limitations on compensation to passengers denied boarding due to overbooking.

    3.) Compensation to passengers for delayed or cancelled flights.

    4.) Unreasonable air carrier fees.

    5.) Unrestricted access of consumers to information on schedules, fares, fees and taxes.

    6.) Accuracy in pricing of tickets and disclosure of lowest fares.

    7.) Notifications to passengers of their rights and eligibility for refunds.

    8.) Prohibiting any air carrier from reducing seat size or leg room.

    9.) Report on the quality of food and potable water on passenger aircraft and the sufficiency of flight crews and aircraft.

    10.) Providing a private right of action for passengers aggrieved by airline actions and increasing civil penalties on air carriers for violations of passenger protections.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Pledge Period - Closing Date
September 25, 2022
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September 26, 2022


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