TURNER Introduces Hands Off Passengers Act
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.”