Congress proceeded with legislation "to establish consumer protections for airline passengers" with the May 2001 introduction of the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights
. (110) The bill would have required airlines to develop plans for delay situations.
* Airline Passenger Bill of Rights
-- The committee voted to address the issue of a possible Bill of Rights for passengers on airlines.
In February, when nasty contract negotiations between American Airlines and its pilots temporarily shut the carrier down and left thousands of passengers stranded, Shuster loudly declared "a pox on both their houses" and then unveiled the legislative equivalent of a plague blanket: an "Airline Passenger Bill of Rights
." Divining that airlines "don't give a damn about the traveling public," he observed, "I think that you need to do whatever it takes to get their attention."
Romulo said the incident firmed up his resolve to push for the enactment of an airline passenger bill of rights
to impose penalties not only on airlines but also on responsible government agencies.
House Bill 5069 or "Airline Passenger Bill of Rights
Act" was filed by Pasig Representative Roman Romulo to strengthen the rights of airline passengers.