Blog: Passenger Bill of Rights not an issue for Congress

07/29/2009 |

The Senate Commerce Committee recently approved its version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill, which includes an amendment that would establish an Airline Passenger Bill of Rights. While the issue is one that the private sector should and could tackle, MIT's Bill Swelbar writes, Congress will attempt to find a legislative solution replete with unintended consequences. The measure, Swelbar writes, would ultimately do little to help passengers and will likely undo much of the progress made by the airline industry in terms of reducing tarmac delays and improving on-time performance and customer satisfaction.

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