Brainerd Dispatch
Nolan Calls for Hearings after United Incident
April 19, 2017
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  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan called on leaders of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee to have a hearing to investigate the state of consumer protection practices within the airline industry, a news release from Nolan’s office said Tuesday.

    “The recent incident where a passenger was violently removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight against his will is merely one of many instances where an airline has shown disregard for the rights of their passengers,” Nolan said.

    Nolan requested a collaborative hearing regarding the practice of overbooking flights and the necessities of doing so; guidance available to passengers who are forced to give up their seat on an overbooked flight; steps taken by carriers to provide honest information to consumers during their flight delays; and how Congress can assist in ensuring the rights of passengers are protected, the release stated.