What took this so long?

21 Dec 2009

The federal government is now legislating against what some might call inhumane treatment of airline passengers. According to the new rules…

Airlines that do not provide food and water after two hours or a chance to disembark after three hours will face penalties of $27,500 a passenger.

Apparently the threat of planes full of passengers boycotting an inconsiderate airline wasn’t a big enough deterrent for the airline industry.

[via clusterflock]