What you need to know before booking another flight: Airlines continue to shrink passenger space, including seat size, row spacing and aisles, creating a major passenger safety issue, especially for those larger, older, and less able-bodied. Overcrowding has exponentially increased in-flight disruptive and violent behavior and the inability to perform FAA-required emergency passenger evacuation within 90 seconds. FAA policies allow the aviation industry to load tons of unscanned/unsecured U.S. mail, hazardous materials, and cargo onto passenger aircraft without smoke detectors and fire suppressants. Support flyersrights.org efforts to get FAA/DOT to set minimum passenger space requirements akin to current rules for transporting animals!
Terrorists bombed a U.S. flag carrier, Pan American Flight 103, murdering 259 aboard and 11 in Lockerbie. U.S. federal courts have jurisdiction to prosecute crimes on board U.S. aircraft regardless of location. Why did the U.S. abandon Americans and abdicate lead investigative responsibility to Scotland’s smallest police force? U.S. authorities have never prosecuted any suspects. Scottish courts tried two Libyans, convicted one, ultimately releasing both. US Attorney General Bill Barr stated “I felt that our follow up to the attack was not sufficient and… the full measure of justice was denied. Today, the three-decade pursuit of accountability and justice by the victims’ loved ones continues.