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Friday, September 21, 2007

Passengers Bill Of Rights Passes!

After months of Kate Hanni pressuring Congress to pass an Airline Passengers Bill Of Rights, we got some good news from Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL) today on my show. He's the chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and one of the legislators responsible for including several of those rights in a new bill that passed overwhelmingly yesterday.

Costello explained that there are still obstacles to overcome, including the Senate and a threatened veto by President Bush. Hanni, who was on with us today, promised to keep pushing until this becomes law. But at least we're one step closer to fighting back against the airlines, and their lousy customer service that leaves passengers stranded on the tarmac for hours at a time with no food, water, or bathrooms.