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16 NovSan Antonio Express-News: NEW FAA TESTS WILL DETERMINE IF AIR PASSENGERS CAN BE EVACUATED FROM CROWDED COACH CABINS WITHIN 90 SECONDS


A series of airplane emergency evacuation tests this month and in December may be the last hope for passengers pleading for…

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31 OctTravel Weekly: DOT PROPOSES TO LOOSEN TARMAC DELAY RULE


The Department of Transportation has proposed loosening requirements of the tarmac delay rule.  By Robert Silk Travel Weekly October 31, 2019…

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28 OctAir Transport World & Aviation Daily: DOT PROPOSES CHANGES TO EXTENDED TARMAC DELAY REGULATION


The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed changes to its regulation governing extended tarmac delays for departing aircraft, with the intention of…

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25 OctPolitico: DOT PUBLISHES NEW TARMAC DELAY PROPOSAL


A new DOT rule on tarmac delays would give airlines more flexibility, but consumer groups are worried the regulation may weaken…

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23 OctTravel Weekly: CONSUMER GROUPS APPREHENSIVE ABOUT TEST OF AIRCRAFT EVACUATION STANDARDS


Consumer advocacy groups are expressing concern about aircraft evacuation tests to be conducted by the FAA next month. By Robert Silk…

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22 OctPolitico: CONSUMER GROUPS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE FAA’S PLANS


Ten consumer and passenger-rights groups wrote to DOT on Monday urging the FAA to update its testing protocols before conducting new passenger evacuation…

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21 OctFAA EVACUATION TESTS COULD GIVE GREEN LIGHT TO UNSAFE AND INHUMANE AIRLINE SEATING


WASHINGTON – OCT. 21, 2019 – The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) upcoming passenger evacuation tests are designed with outdated standards that…

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21 OctKTVA: CONSUMER GROUPS: OUTDATED FAA EVACUATION STANDARDS PUT PASSENGERS AT RISK


Nearly a dozen consumer and air passenger rights organizations are calling out the Federal Aviation Administration, saying the agency’s current testing…

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21 OctLos Angeles Times: FLIERS ARE BIGGER, SEATS ARE SMALLER: CONSUMER GROUPS SAY AIRLINE SAFETY TESTS ARE OUTDATED


A coalition of consumer groups that has questioned the safety of the nation’s increasingly crowded airline cabins and shrinking seats is…

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23 SepCONSUMER AND BUSINESS GROUPS APPLAUD SENATORS’ CALL FOR U.S. DOT TO PROMOTE AIRLINE COMPETITION AND PROTECT THE FLYING PUBLIC


Travel Fairness Now welcomes letter from five U.S. Senators urging DOT to demand transparency from airlines restricting consumer access to fare…

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