The involuntary bumping of flyers is likely to be outlawed

SOMETIMES an injustice can unite a divided nation. In America it seems that a United Airlines scandal, in which a paying passenger was dragged from an overbooked flight to make way for airline staff, was such a moment.

Congress is on the verge of passing bipartisan legislation in response to the incident. This virtually never happens. Bipartisan bills of any significance are a near-extinct species in this warming Washington climate, in which politicians have taken refuge at either pole. Indeed Republicans, who have the majority in both houses, are loath to impose new government regulations of any sort. But the United incident seems to have done what mass shootings, epidemic diseases and economic crises could not: unite lawmakers from both parties behind legislation to address the issue.

Last week, both the House and the Senate unveiled proposals that would ban airlines from…Continue reading

from Business and finance


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s