Sunday, September 16, 2007

Strand In Media Advisory: CAPBOR

For Immediate Release: Contact: Kate Hanni, (707) 337-0328

Stranded Airline Passengers Participate in Simulated Strand-In on the National Mall to Bring Attention to Passengers’ Rights Legislation Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007

Stranded Passengers from Across the Nation Will Urge Members of Congress for Swift Action that will Give Passengers Rights and a Legal Voice Aboard Commercial Planes
Washington, D.C. (September 14, 2007) – Passengers from across the country who have been victims of disturbing strand-in situations at the hands of commercial airlines will stage a simulated strand-in situation on the National Mall, Wednesday, September 19 to bring attention to passengers’ rights legislation. Members of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights (CAPBOR) joined by students and members of Congress who support the need for Congressional action on behalf of airline passengers are gathering to make their voices heard against the continuing inhumane treatment of airline passengers.
CAPBOR is urging Congress to ensure that the FAA Reauthorization Bills (H.R. 2881 and S. 1300) require airlines to establish a maximum tarmac delay period and to have the U.S. Secretary of Transportation enforce them. According to DOT, the contingency plans currently offered by the airlines are not enforceable.
Kate Hanni, Founder and Executive Director of CAPBOR will be joined by Coalition member-organizations Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), former commercial airline pilots, former jet engineers and airline industry employees. The event will include a full multi-media experience that will open your eyes to what it's like to be stranded!
For more information on CAPBOR, visit
WHAT: Passengers Strand-In Simulation on the National Mall
WHO: Kate Hanni, Founder and Exec. Director, CAPBOR Ed Mierzwinski, Federal Consumer Program Director, U.S. PIRG Members of Congress Passengers’ Rights Advocates
WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Time 11:00am – 1:00 pm EDT
WHERE: National Mall between 12th and 13th streets - Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

jim0607 said...

Wow get a life people!!! When you take a bus across the country do you expect to get food? Do you demand compensation when the bus is 2 hours late because it is stuck in traffic? People expect to pay nothing for a plane ticket and then they expect the world. Make up your mind, be willing to pay more for you ticket or suck it up Airlines are LOSING money because people like you who are too cheap to buy your own food!!! Buy a first class ticket it you want your food for free!