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Consumer leaders to airline CEOs: Cut airfares, now!

Prices are plummeting at gas pumps every day, yet airfares have remained steady or even increased over the past

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    Delta Air Lines disputes DOT fines after misleading and deceiving consumers

Delta Air Lines disputes DOT fines after misleading and deceiving consumers

Delta Air Lines is contesting a fine imposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The fine was imposed for

Dear new Congress, Don’t forget travel competition

Congress should take a look at enhancing competition in the aviation market. Airlines and their unions are looking to squelch competition at the consumers' expense.

Oh, you want a comfortable airline seat? That’ll be extra

Bob Bradenbaugh thought he'd booked an economy class seat when he flew from Miami to Barcelona on American Airlines recently. It turns out he'd only bought half a seat.
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    On-duty pilots, mechanics and air traffic controllers test drunk!

On-duty pilots, mechanics and air traffic controllers test drunk!

An astounding 160 pilots, air traffic controllers and mechanics as well as other safety personnel tested as drunk in 2012, the latest year that statistics have been released by the FAA. Why is this a secret?

To airlines — In 2015, let competition thrive

The airline industry is fighting disclosure of extra fees making comparison shopping impossible. Delta is restricting publication of its airfares. And, US airlines are fighting new international flights.

In 2015 tell consumers the whole truth about travel costs

Truth is the New Years resolution that Travelers United works every day to fulfill with legislators, regulators and the travel industry honchos. Clear pricing allows travel consumers to comparison shop.

What?! No Christmas gifts from my airline?

Anyone expecting gifts from the airlines this year were sorely disappointed, unless they were stockholders or ultra-elite fliers. The rest of their passengers, especially those in coach, got big lumps of coal.

Airlines howl about taxes, but they don’t pay them

As we come into the holiday season when the spirit of giving spreads across the world, airlines are doing all of the taking and none of the gift-giving. Their plans are being hatched to give even less in the future.

When is a one-way airline ticket not a one-way ticket?

When is a one-way airline ticket not a one-way ticket? Only the airlines know and they don't tell us unless something happens along the way.