Congressional Airline Survey

The following survey was sent to all members of Congress on May 2, 2018 and May 23, 2018. The letter below was sent with the May 23 mailing:

Dear Member of Congress:

On May 2, 2018, I sent a letter to Members of Congress, asking for transparency on any special perks and privileges granted by the airline industry that they or their staff may have accepted.   As of now, we have not received a response from your office. 

Kindly complete the questionnaire on the following page and return it by email, fax, or mail to me at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,
Ralph Nader


Please answer yes or no to the following questions:

For the benefit of you or your staff, has any airline:

Operated a flight specifically for your convenience? yes  no
Intentionally delayed or rescheduled a flight for your convenience? yes  no
Granted a free ticket? yes  no
Granted a ticket discount not available to the general public? yes  no
Granted a free upgrade to you or your staff to premium economy, business, or first classes?   yes    no  
Granted free amenities (meals, drinks, inflight entertainment, etc.)? yes  no
Granted unearned elite status in a frequent flyer program? yes  no
Waived fees for cancellations or changes or granted a refund not available to the general public? yes  no
Waived ancillary fees for checked baggage or other services? yes  no
Granted unearned access to its airport lounge? yes  no
Granted priority boarding or disembarking? yes  no
Provided a free VIP escort? yes  no
Granted any other amenities or perks not granted to the general public? yes  no

For the benefit of you or your staff, has any airport authority or government agency:

Granted free or VIP parking at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, or other facility? yes  no
  Granted expedited clearance or processing through U.S. Transportation Security Administration airport security?     yes    no
  Granted expedited clearance or processing through U.S. Customs and Border Protection?     yes    no
  Granted expedited clearance or processing through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services     yes    no
  Granted any other unearned amenities or perks not available to the general public?     yes    no

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