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Association for Airline Passenger Rights Questions the Transparency of the “Transparent Airfares Act of 2014” (H.R.4156); Legislation would weaken long-overdue passenger protections enacted by DOT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2014) -- The Association for Airline Passenger Rights, (AAPR) today called on the U.S. Congress to “slow down” on its consideration of the “Transparent Airfares Act of 2014” (H.R.4156) because it represents a significant step backwards. The legislation, which is characterized by advocates, consumer rights groups and passengers as secretive, would dilute full-fare advertising protections afforded to airline passengers two years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”).

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Airline Accessibility

1st Annual Air Travel Accessibility Conference - (Final Report)

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) convened its 1st Annual Air Travel Accessibility Conference in Washington, DC on December 10, 2013. The conference was designed to identify and discuss ways to improve accessible air travel for passengers with access and functional needs. AAPR defines access and functional needs passengers as Wounded Warriors, passengers with disabilities, passengers of size and senior citizens needing assistance. This Final Report solely represents the views and opinions of the Association for Airline Passenger Rights, and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the conference sponsors or attendees.

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Association for Airline Passenger Rights Releases Pet Resource; “Passenger Guide to Pet Safe Travel” highlights important travel tips for passengers flying with their furry companions

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR), in partnership with TripsWithPets.com, is pleased to share with you its “Passenger Guide to Pet Safe Flying.” AAPR members, and nonmembers alike, often inquire about the best way to travel with their pets when flying, and unfortunately sometimes they express their frustrations after an unpleasant experience.

This guide is designed to provide travelers with information, helpful tips and resources designed to make pet safe flying more common. There is a lot to take into consideration when flying with pets, including varying airline policies, security check-points, pet friendly areas at airports and legal requirements, just to name a few.

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