H. R. 3632
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 12, 2011
Mr. Kissell introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to prescribe regulations requiring air carriers to provide passengers with certain amenities and facilities, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Basic Airline Services to Improve
Customer Satisfaction Act.
Regulations requiring air carriers to provide certain amenities and facilities to passengers
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall prescribe regulations—
to require an air carrier operating under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, to permit each passenger who has purchased a ticket for air transportation on the air carrier to, without paying a charge in addition to the price of the ticket—
check one bag that is not considered overweight or oversized pursuant to the policy of the air carrier in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act;
carry on to the aircraft one personal item and one carry-on bag that are not considered overweight or oversized pursuant to that policy; and
once the passenger boards the aircraft, have access to—
potable water; and
bathroom facilities; and
to impose a civil penalty on an air carrier that fails to comply with the regulations prescribed under paragraph (1).