Consumers fare well in the new FAA bill introduced last week. And, the work in continuing on strengthening the consumer benefits and add more.
A Tennessee congressman on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation has introduced a bill that establishes minimum dimensions for passenger seats on commercial aircraft operating in the United States.
If passengers wonder why they cannot get baggage fee and seat reservation information from their travel agent, the airlines have an answer — it would make the booking process just too complicated for mere mortals.
Charlie Leocha, Chairman, Travelers United, speaks with CBS News about the sad state of passenger benefits as airline profits soar.
This week the travel space has erupted with reports of a study that shows tarmac-delay rules are backfiring on passengers. This study does not look at the entire picture of why flights are canceled.
There are only a few cases, under US Department of Transportation regulations, where passengers actually get compensated by airlines. One is when baggage is delayed or lost, and the second is when airlines deny passengers boarding because of overbooking.
Just as we have a traffic management system with highways, local roads, traffic signage and signals, and enforcement for surface transportation, the US will need to develop a similar system for our airspace. George Jetson, here we come.
Travelers United just finished conducting a webinar for the country’s state Attorneys General. The webinar was attended by more than 30 staff members of the top legal protectors of consumers.
Travelers United, applauds the tireless efforts of congressional staff in assembling this bill compromise over the Thanksgiving weekend. The staff negotiations went non-stop and often late into the night.
This Thanksgiving, airline executives should be giving lots of thanks. More profits, more ancillary fees, fewer delays, full planes, low jet fuel costs, and almost no competition are all worth a prayer of thanks.