There’s a great post on gridskipper highlighting a protest by passenger rights activists that took place in DC. With Congress starting to consider considering a move on a Passengers’ Bill of Rights, people wanted legislators to see up close just how bad things could get on the tarmac. A recording of a wailing baby and general seating discomfort highlighted the demonstration.
New York has tried to enact their own bill for air passengers and the EU has policies in place that attempt to make the airlines take some responsibility for flight delays and cancellations, but neither have had the effect travelers hoped for. Congress’ actions could put an end to those seemingly endless stays on the tarmac in which passengers are stranded, unable to get off the plane, and often left without food or drink. However, we’re still a long way away from anything resembling a true Passengers Bill of Rights.