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Aviation Consumer Protection Report & Other Legislative Resources

The recent United Airline passenger incident in the news has brought attention to aviation laws, regulations and policies once again.  There isn't a federal airline passenger "bill of rights" law, but congress has considered bills in the past, and may introduce legislation this year. 

If you would like to research past legislative efforts to create a passenger bill of rights, check out the Proquest Congressional database available at the law library.  Proquest Congressional now includes Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports, and a 2016 report addressed the topic of passenger rights.  Airline Passenger Rights: The Federal Role in Aviation Consumer Protection

If you want to research more on aviation passenger rights, try these keywords in quotes,  "aviation passenger rights" or "airline passenger rights" in the top menu box of Proquest Congressional to pull up legislation, hearings, house and senate reports, CRS reports, and so forth.   You can refine your search using the options to the left-hand side of the screen and sort by date or relevancy. 

If you wish to view the United Airline passenger incident, the Memoryhole 2 blog has preserved a copy of  the Chicago Department of Aviation release of four surveillance videos,

Submitted by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian on April 28, 2017

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