Flyer's Rights Group To Stage Demonstration In D.C.

The Coalition For A Passenger’s Bill of Rights is planning a demonstration in the hopes of securing limits on the amount of time passengers can be held on the tarmac against their will. From CNNMoney:

The protest’s organizers are planning to build a mock commercial aircraft that has seen its passengers’ patience and infrastructure wear thin after hours of idling. The 28-foot aircraft, really a long grey tent made to look like a plane, will be adorned by sounds of crying babies, sneezing customers and overflowing toilets.

Don’t worry. Everything will be a replica, says Coalition for Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights organizer Kate Hanni, who worries some congressional representatives who have promised to attend the Wednesday protest won’t stick around if the staging is too real.

Ha! This sounds fun. Why weren’t we invited?

TRAVEL: Airline Passengers To Stage Protest Over Lengthy Tarmac Delays [CNNMoney]
(Photo:Meghann Marco)

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  1. belch says:

    I’m not sure I get it… They are upset that they got stuck in a plane for hours, so they are going to build a fake plane and reenact the whole ordeal? I mean if I went through something like that, I sure wouldn’t want to go through it again… especially not on purpose!

  2. alfista says:

    Any scantily-clad hooters waitresses?

  3. doctor_cos wants you to remain calm says:

    “Airlines say they regret lengthy delays and make restitution to affected passengers.”
    What is a “lengthy” delay? Does restitution consist of pizza alone, or do we get Cherry Cokes?
    “In 2006, 36 out of 7.2 million U.S. flights were delayed longer than five hours” BUT “The figures do not include delayed flights that were later cancelled.”
    Thank goodness the airline shill in the article has straightened this out. Here it’s nowhere near as bad as we thought.

    Anyone want more Kool-Aid?

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