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Passenger Bill of Rights
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If youve ever been stuck on a plane while it sits on the tarmac, Ian and Tonyas guests know what youve been through, and want to help. Kate Hanni, Founder and Spokesperson for the Coalition for Airline Passengers Bill of Rights and Paul Rudin, Senior Vice President for Legal and Industry Affairs for the American Society of Travel Agents join the program to talk about your rights as a traveler and an airline passenger.
Episode Segments:
 
The Voice of the Passengers
Kate Hanni, founder and spokesperson for the Coalition for Airline Passengers Bill of Rights joins the program, and talks about how her movement started, the momentum of her grass roots campaign, and how theyve come for far so quickly.
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ASTA
Paul Rudin, Senior VP for Legal and Industry Affairs for the American Society of Travel Agents explains what ASTA is, why they have become involved with passengers rights, and what they are fighting for.
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Tarmac Time
The plane is sitting on tarmac so whos in charge? Find out, plus ASTAs position on time on the tarmac, what Southwest Airlines is doing for passengers and some handy tips for airline travelers.
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The Future of Passengers Rights
Paul Rudin explains why ASTA is pushing for legislation at state level instead of the Federal level for passengers rights.
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GUESTS APPEARING ON THIS EPISODE

Kate Hanni

Kate Hanni has been a real estate broker for 17 years. She is also a professional musician in a Motown Band called the Toasted Heads. December 29, 2006 would be the turning point in Kate’s life and career, when thunderstorms diverted her Dallas-bound flight from San Francisco to Austin. Kate and her family were stuck on the tarmac for 9 hours without food, water, or information. Kate turned her anger into advocacy and began the Coalition for an Airline Passenger’s Bill of Rights, now boasting almost 17,000 members. Kate has appeared in multiple media outlets as the Coalition’s spokesperson.

Click here to visit her website.