Passengers call for clarity on routes

The largest airline passenger organisation in the US, FlyersRights.org, has called on US carriers to disclose detailed route maps of international flights on their websites.

The largest airline passenger organisation in the US, FlyersRights.org, has called on US carriers to disclose detailed route maps of international flights on their websites.

The group, which has more than 25,000 members, argues that passengers should be informed of where their flights go and decide for themselves as to whether to take them.

Paul Hudson, the group’s president and a member of FAA advisory committees on aviation safety, said: “Airlines should no longer be able hide behind weak and ambiguous international regulation. Today, despite known dangers and the MH17 shoot down, passengers are not being informed of dangerous flights over or near numerous conflict zones with missile systems capable of shooting down commercial airliners at over 30,000 feet.”

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