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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 1:43:55 to 1:46:50
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Thomas E. Petri

1:43:52 to 1:44:12( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: solution to the american flying public. americans travelers -- >> i ask if the gentlelady would yield. mr. costello: let me say you have made a very strong case. we accept your amendment. and if you are willing to accept your stement in the record, we can move onto the next amendment.

Thomas E. Petri

1:43:55 to 1:46:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas E. Petri

Thomas E. Petri

1:44:13 to 1:44:33( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: ms. richardson: i yield back the balance. the chair: the gentlelady reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin rise? mr. petri: i rise with concerns about the amendment. the chair: the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized for five minutes in opposition. mr. petri: and i think we can all agree that notifying

Thomas E. Petri

1:44:34 to 1:44:55( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: passengers of their flight status is quite important, but i would like to express a nu of concerns about the amendment. it's an important area. we want to work on it, but we want it to be an effective amendment that would not have unintended consequences. it's in that spirit that i express concerns about the

Thomas E. Petri

1:44:56 to 1:45:17( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: amendment. we worry that the amendment will have negative unintended carriers. though it only applies to carriers that earn 1% of domestic passenger service revenue, this will affect regional carriers that do not have the capability of carrying out the mandate of the amendment.

Thomas E. Petri

1:45:18 to 1:45:39( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the vast majority of regional carr this is done by their main line air partner. thus, these regional carriers do not even have their passengers' contact information, making the requirement impossible to adhere to by them. they would have to be relying on their main line partner.

Thomas E. Petri

1:45:40 to 1:46:00( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the regional airline association believes that this amendment as currently written would require a fundamental restructuring of the contracts and partnership language between the regionals and the main line carriers and could affect the relationships in a number of ways.

Thomas E. Petri

1:46:01 to 1:46:25( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: he so i would hope my colleagues would join me in working as we go forward to refine this amendment so it is achieving its intended notification to passengers without economically gouging consequences on the balance between the small regional and the main line

Thomas E. Petri

1:46:28 to 1:46:48( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: partners that they have. mr. oberstar: are you questioning or in opposition? mr. petri: we agree that the amendment is an important one and addresses a real need and we just want it not to have the unintended consequence of benefiting the main line ticket processing operations at the

Thomas E. Petri

1:46:49 to 1:46:51( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: expense of the small regional

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