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  • kennedys_mommi - @kennedys_mommi 5 minutes ago
  • Year after year, Flyers Rights – the airline passenger consumer group –proposed a real passengers bill of rights. Year after year the industry’s toadies in #Congress said no. A slim version passed last year — requiring regulations creating minimum seat standards, regulations regarding prompt refunds for ancillary services not provided or on a flight not taken, and a variety of small improvements for consumers.

#Boeing is all over #CapitolHill. They have 100 full time lobbyists in Washington, #DC Over 300 members of Congress regularly take campaign cash from Boeing. The airlines lather the #politicians with complimentary ticket upgrades, amenities, waivers of fees for reservation changes, priority boarding, and VIP escorts. Twice, we sent surveys about these special freebies to every member of 🌚Congress with not a single response. 
That is the corrupt backdrop that at least two Congressional Committees have to overcome in holding public hearings into the causes of the Indonesian’s Lion Air crash last October and the Ethiopian Airline crash on March 10, 2019.

Will the #Senate and House Committee invite the technical dissenters to testify against Boeing’s sequential corner cutting on its single sensor software that miscued and took control of the #737Max 8 from its pilots, pulling down on the plane’s nose? Boeing’s sales-driven avoidance of producing effective manuals with upgraded pilot training was courting disaster as was outrageously leaving many of the pilots in the dark. Year after year, Flyers Rights – the airline passenger consumer group –proposed a real passengers bill of rights. Year after year the industry’s toadies in #congress said no. A slim version passed last year — requiring regulations creating minimum seat standards, regulations regarding prompt refunds for ancillary services not provided or on a flight not taken, and a variety of small improvements for consumers. #boeing is all over #capitolhill. They have 100 full time lobbyists in Washington, #dc Over 300 members of Congress regularly take campaign cash from Boeing. The airlines lather the #politicians with complimentary ticket upgrades, amenities, waivers of fees for reservation changes, priority boarding, and VIP escorts. Twice, we sent surveys about these special freebies to every member of 🌚Congress with not a single response. That is the corrupt backdrop that at least two Congressional Committees have to overcome in holding public hearings into the causes of the Indonesian’s Lion Air crash last October and the Ethiopian Airline crash on March 10, 2019. Will the #senate and House Committee invite the technical dissenters to testify against Boeing’s sequential corner cutting on its single sensor software that miscued and took control of the #737max 8 from its pilots, pulling down on the plane’s nose? Boeing’s sales-driven avoidance of producing effective manuals with upgraded pilot training was courting disaster as was outrageously leaving many of the pilots in the dark.
  • Year after year, Flyers Rights – the airline passenger consumer group –proposed a real passengers bill of rights. Year after year the industry’s toadies in #congress said no. A slim version passed last year — requiring regulations creating minimum seat standards, regulations regarding prompt refunds for ancillary services not provided or on a flight not taken, and a variety of small improvements for consumers. #boeing is all over #capitolhill. They have 100 full time lobbyists in Washington, #dc Over 300 members of Congress regularly take campaign cash from Boeing. The airlines lather the #politicians with complimentary ticket upgrades, amenities, waivers of fees for reservation changes, priority boarding, and VIP escorts. Twice, we sent surveys about these special freebies to every member of 🌚Congress with not a single response. That is the corrupt backdrop that at least two Congressional Committees have to overcome in holding public hearings into the causes of the Indonesian’s Lion Air crash last October and the Ethiopian Airline crash on March 10, 2019. Will the #senate and House Committee invite the technical dissenters to testify against Boeing’s sequential corner cutting on its single sensor software that miscued and took control of the #737max 8 from its pilots, pulling down on the plane’s nose? Boeing’s sales-driven avoidance of producing effective manuals with upgraded pilot training was courting disaster as was outrageously leaving many of the pilots in the dark.
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  • mikerickey_ - Mike Rickey @mikerickey_ 18 minutes ago
  • #tbt... "Your lack of cheer is disturbing..." So ready for Spring weather (like everyone else), but do miss the holiday cheer, food, and gift giving 😅🎁 #foodie #tbt... "Your lack of cheer is disturbing..." So ready for Spring weather (like everyone else), but do miss the holiday cheer, food, and gift giving 😅🎁 #foodie
  • #tbt... "Your lack of cheer is disturbing..." So ready for Spring weather (like everyone else), but do miss the holiday cheer, food, and gift giving 😅🎁 #foodie
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