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Help Flyers Fight Abuses:

Updated on November 29, 2017
Helping Flyers Fight Abuses:
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✈ 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 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.

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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 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

• 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'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.

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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.

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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 months ago from the short journey

      The biggest resource being time!

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 5 months ago

      Yes, it would. That is the problem. There are many things I would like to do and research but lack the resources.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 months ago from the short journey

      Doing the research to make the chart really worthwhile will take some time.

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 5 months ago

      Yes, you can add a chart capsule to this Hub.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 months ago from the short journey

      Robert Sacchi:

      Oh no, definitely not just a problem here. One day I hope to update this with more info on the incidences...

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 5 months ago

      Interesting it's not just an American problem.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 months ago from the short journey

      Robert Sacchi:

      Yes, but the truth of the backstory would be hard to get at, I'm sure. Such incidents have not been as uncommon as one might think. Google the one in Canada on August 2, 2017 for insight into the nightmare people can face when airlines kidnap them.

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      Robert Sacchi 5 months ago

      It's true it shouldn't happen. It would be interesting to know how the tarmac incident happened.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 months ago from the short journey

      Tough times may be acceptable at times, but trapping passengers on the tarmac without providing for their safety and wellbeing for long periods of time amounts to kidnapping. Stricter rules resulting in some hefty fines has helped improve things for passengers but airlines should not have to be forced to do what is right.

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      Robert Sacchi 5 months ago

      True enough, some companies make a lot of money while others lose a lot of money in a given year. Tight margins mean relatively low wages, which means high turnovers, more employee mistakes, and tough times for the passengers.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 months ago from the short journey

      Robert Sacchi:

      Well, someone's making something off of the industry or no one would be willing to run any of the companies, but profit margins as well as what it costs to protect passengers and employees do play a part. However, trapping passengers inside airplanes to such extreme degrees is inexcusably criminal behavior on their part, whether they are making money or not.

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      Robert Sacchi 5 months ago

      Do most of the problems stem from the slim profit margins? The airline industry operates at a net loss. There is no customer loyalty so the only way to attract customers is to undercut the competitors' ticket prices.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Peggy W:

      Thanks very much for adding your comment to this discussion. This hub was in longtime need of updating and your highlighting the topic reminded me that it was past time. I enjoyed revamping this post after checking on the status of The successes the organization has had make it well worth continuing to talk about. Appreciate your visit for many reasons!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have seen some of those horrendous accounts of passengers being stranded in a plane on the tarmac for unreasonable amounts of time. Good to know that organizations like this exist. It always takes someone to speak up and lead helpful changes which benefit everyone. Will be sharing this.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey


      It would be odd to say that I hope this is helpful to you for that would mean you would wind up in a difficult situation, however, if you are ever in need I hope you have helpful information available to you. Thanks for coming by with your input.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I travel a lot am glad to see both consumers and the government taking steps to fight these abuses. I'll check this website out. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey


      I'm glad this information on flyer's rights is helpful to you. While the majority of attendants do a fabulous job, and even when I don't understand what's happening I try to give them the benefit of the doubt, there are too many stories like yours. This flyers rights group helps people fight abuses simply by highlighting the problem, yet they also offer resources for real help in time of need.

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      kidscrafts 6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for all this information. I like to travel to Europe to see my always long flights. Usually I can't complain...and I hope it continues this way. I had one time overzealous flight attendant that didn't let us leave our seat for a few hours... after that the line up for the washroom was the airport! It's always better to have some knowledge of our rights!

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      Thank you for stopping by and thanks for commenting. Thanks to for helping keep attention on the movement!

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      meteoboy 8 years ago from GREECE

      Pretty good job . Thank you for sharing.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      It may be that you should do the story you speak of J.S., I don't know, but all leaders of such movements have dedicated volunteers behind them. The issue here is the importance of Flyer's Rights.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      Mulberry: Thanks for stopping in. I hope we can get the word out to others re so the support for the movement can grow.

      I wound up traveling unexpectedly this week. New hub coming soon...

      Drwibble: Some unbelievable things can happen when flying. Once in a while I think the security personnel needs to be profiled. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment

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      Drwibble 8 years ago from UK

      I tend to try and avoid flying as much as possible nowadays. I think they have forgotten that us passengers are the customer.

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      Christine Mulberry 8 years ago

      Good information. I think anyone who has flown more than a few times has probably had at least one bad experience, and found that they have no recourse.


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