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Help Flyers Fight Abuses: FlyersRights.org
✈ To Fly or Not to Fly, that is a Question
If everyone were always respectful of others not only would life be better, it would be much simpler. The tendency to selfishness, however, makes reasonable laws to govern the behavior of individuals and businesses a good thing. That rule is no exception when it comes to flying.
The latest news on airlines' efforts to cut costs translates to more customer risk on every level. Issues for both airlines and customers contain valid complaints, but for every difficult customer airlines have to deal with there are many more outstanding customers that not only just want to have a good safe flight but are often helpful to airline employees when a problematic customer acts out.
Knowing the answer to the question of who pulls for customers when an airline acts up continues to be crucial for customers. Check out Kate Hanni, why she stepped up to bat, and where the organization stands today. Learn how to help keep airlines in check and how to be prepared in case you need to know what to do if you are faced with abuse thanks to trusting an airline.
✈ If You are Leaving on a Jet Plane there is Help with Fighting Abuse
For her efforts to promote the rights of people using air transportation, Kate Hanni is a modern-day heroine. If you've ever endured bad behavior on the part of an airline or any of the employees related to the industry, you may agree that her work with FlyersRights.org makes her worthy of knighthood. At minimum, we all owe her is a debt of gratitude.
✈ Flyers have Rights
Her story of courage in the face of powerful airlines and organizations such Airlines for America, as well as a government that had ignored concerning issues for flyers, when she worked to turn a dreadful situation into a positive effort is a life example for everyone. She is showing us that we can rise above problems and set a standard for fighting them. Her perseverance in the face of the odds sets the pace for others to follow.
✈ Check Out FlyersRights.org
Among the opportunities and important information on this website, you’ll find that the Flyer's RIghts Home Page has the latest news, a petition to sign in support of their efforts, and it directs you to much more information, including how to contact Congress.
The Legislation page has current events information and gives those who can an opportunity to donate to the effort. On the Help I’m Stranded page you can find critical downloadable information for your flights and airlines' toll free numbers to put in your cell phone before you travel.
On the Media page you can find some reports and first-hand stories that do a great job of explaining the need for Kate Hanni’s work. One cannot imagine what some these circumstances must have been like, but we know that experience is a great teacher.
As a customer of various airlines I have never experienced one of the terrifying episodes that we hear of and read about in the news but I have experienced some inexcusable situations which give me enough warning about the need for an organization like Flyers Rights.
Of course, there are other helpful pages at the Fyers Rights website such as the Forum and Contact pages where you can ask questions to get more information, and a News page that provides up to date information on current events.
Stranded with her family on the tarmac for 9 hours in dangerous and degrading conditions was motivation for Kate Hanni to take action. She has made our part in working toward a solution for these episodes easy. Go to the web site today and learn how to work with her. Get the information that will help you if you need it.
Her call for flyer’s rights began as the Coalition for an Airline Passenger’s Bill of RIghts. Your call to action is to become informed through FlyersRights.org and then to do your part in supporting what Kate Hanni bravely began.
The Flyers Rights web site answers questions like “How bad is the problem?” “What can I do?” and “How can I possibly fight huge airline corporations?” Start here and now.
Follow through on this opportunity to be a part of the solution to the problem of airline human rights abuses. Help prevent more victimization of passengers who have paid their hard-earned dollars and entrusted their well-being to airlines.
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✈ What's an Airline Passenger to Do?
• Support the largest not-for-profit airline consumer organization at FlyersRights.org.
• Spread the news of the early successes in improving conditions for flyers with everyone you know, along with information on how easy it is to support the efforts.
• Follow the FlyersRIghts.org's progress on Boxer-Snowe Bill, learn about contacting congress, about international law, and more on their Legislation page.
• Keep this FlyersRights Hotline phone number in your cell phone and place a printed copy of it in your wallet:
1 (877) 359 3776
• Put this Anonymous Tipline in your phone and wallet:
1 (877) 887 2678
• Share the web address for the HELP! I'M STRANDED page with others. (There are a limited number of times one site can be linked in a hub, but the Home page linked above takes you to the HELP! I'M STRANDED page.)
• Be prepared to immediately share the info and numbers with other passengers should you find yourself in a very bad situation and in need of help.
Keep Thinking About FLYERSRIGHTS.ORG
I did not see the following idea on Kate Hanni’s information or the website, but it occurs to me that flyers might do well to put phone numbers of major news media outletsin their phones just in case they “get” to be the first to report one of these awful situations.
I’m thinking that I should also put appropriate local news media numbers in my phone the next time I fly. Abuses against airline passengers should be stopped and flyers now have an opportunity to help those who are trying to stop them. Yay for a mom who said enough is enough!
Though Kate Hanni has given up leadership of her organization, the foolhardy behavior of an airline that led her to start the Coalition for an Airline Passenger's BIll of Rights gave her the chance to exemplify the kind of response we can have when big business neglects their responsibilities. It's a lesson for everyone to remember.
Do you think this information about FlyersRights.org could be helpful to you?
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