How to turn passenger protection into airline security

Consumer groups: DOT’s aviation consumer protection advisory committee tilted in favor of industry Washington, DC—America’s leading consumer and passenger rights organizations today expressed deep concern at the lack of appropriate balance in the new membership of the...

DOT to Consumers: Drop dead, no protections for you!

Sec. Chao strips Consumer Protection Advisory Committee of all aviation consumer experts. If you were around in 1975, you may remember that New York City was in dire financial straits. The Ford administration rejected the city’s bailout request, reported by the...

Call for U.S. DOT to act on travel privacy

By Edward Hasbrouck, CTA Policy Analyst There is virtually no legal protection for the privacy of personal information about travelers on U.S.-based airlines: • There is no general consumer privacy law in the U.S. like those in Canada or the European Union. Businesses...