H.R. 3632 (112th): Basic Airline Services to Improve Customer Satisfaction Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 12, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3632

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 12, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Basic Airline Services to Improve Customer Satisfaction Act.

2.

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—

(1)

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—

(A)

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;

(B)

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

(C)

once the passenger boards the aircraft, have access to—

(i)

a seat;

(ii)

potable water; and

(iii)

bathroom facilities; and

(2)

to impose a civil penalty on an air carrier that fails to comply with the regulations prescribed under paragraph (1).