Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

TURNER Introduces Hands Off Passengers Act

May 5, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) introduced the Hands Off Passengers (HOP) Act this week. This bill prevents airlines from bumping ticketed passengers of an overbooked flight for a member of the airline’s crew.

“When United Airlines had Dr. Dao forcibly removed on April 9th, the airline more than just created disruption for him and other passengers; it sparked a national outrage,” said Congressman Turner during his one-minute speech on the House floor. “An airline’s lack of preparation for its own staff travel should not result in the disruption of the lives of its paying customers.”

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