BENEFITING: Flyers Rights Education Fund
Commercial air travel is the main and often only means of long distance transportation. Four airlines now control 85% of all domestic flights and 3 joint ventures control most international flights. The US airlines are now highly profitable and operate with near monopoly power. But service continues to decline. And airlines are the only industry exempt from all state and local and most federal consumer protection laws. Nearly everyone has an airliner horror story. Delayed or canceled flights, lost baggage, uncaring to rude customer service, ever shrinking passenger seats, exorbitant or hidden fees, long security lines, and devalued or unusable frequent flyer miles have become the norm. Flyersrights.org volunteers and staff are dedicated to restoring passenger rights, encouraging competition, convenient, affordable, reliable, healthy and safe air travel. We are the largest airline passenger organization, and the only one with a staffed office in Washington DC, a toll free hotline 877-FLYERS6, and an online weekly newsletter. We advise both the FAA and DOT on safety and passenger issues, and regularly petition the government and the courts on behalf of airline passengers. But we need your help. We depend on individual donations, and need to make Flyersrights.org much larger and stronger. Our goal is to grow our membership from 60,000 to over 500,000 and expand internationally. This costs money. Otherwise the powerful airline industry will continue to have its way- suppressing competition and reducing service, raising fares and fees, opposing any meaningful reform. If you value better air travel, please consider a donation of $10 per month or 1% of your annual air travel budget. You will be protecting yourself and fellow air travelers everywhere. Thank you and safe travels.