Sen. Blumenthal to introduce passenger rights bill
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Sen. Blumenthal to introduce passenger rights bill

October 28, 2019


SENATOR, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL WILL ANNOUNCE A NEW BILL TOMORROW TO PROVIDE CLEAR RIGHTS FOR AIRLINE PASSENGERS. IT COMES AFTER THIS VIRAL VIDEO OF A PASSENGER BEING DRAGGED OFF A UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT.NEWS 8’S RENEE CHMIEL IS LIVE AT TWEED NEW HAVEN AIRPORT WITH WHAT THE BILL WILL CALL FOR.RENEE?BLUMENTHAL IS HOPING THIS BILL WILL HOLD AIRLINES ACCOUNTABLE.AND HE SAYS GETTING BUMPED FROM A FLIGHT SHOULD BE A THING OF THE PAST.HE SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN PROBLEMS WITH AIRLINES FOR FAR TOO LONG…BUT THIS VIDEO IS THE LATEST – AND ONE OF THE MOST HORRIFYING – EXAMPLES OF THOSE ISSUES. THAT’S WHY HE’S INTRODUCING A PASSENGER BILL OF RIGHTS.THE NEW LEGISLATION WILL CALL FOR LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF POLICE TO REMOVE PASSENGERS BY FORCE.AND IT’LL RESTRICT AIRLINES’ ABILITY TO BUMP PASSENGERS OFF A FLIGHT TO ACCOMODATE CREW MEMBERS.THE BILL WILL GRANT PASSENGERS THE ABILITY TO SUE AIRLINES FOR ISSUES LIKE TARMAC DELAYS, PRICE GOUGING AND CHRONICALLY LATE FLIGHTS. AND IT WILL CALL FOR MINIMUM CASH COMPENSATION FOR ANYONE WHO IS INVOLUNTARILY BUMPED FROM A FLIGHT. RIGHT NOW AIRLINES DO THIS KIND OF OVERBOOKING AND BUMPING WITH ABSOLUTE IMPUNITY. THEY ARE NEVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THERE OUGHT TO BE MINIMUM COMPENSATION OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS DELTA IS NOW PAYING CUSTOMERS UP TO 10- THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GIVE UP THEIR SEATS ON OVERBOOKED FLIGHTS AFTER THAT UNITED VIDEO SURFACED.REPORTING LIVE

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