Travelers United strongly opposes any suggestion that highway funding be generated via an increase in the aviation passenger’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fees.
DOJ is calling for the denial of a proposed lease agreement between Delta Air Lines and United Airlines that would add to United’s control of Newark flight operations and build Delta’s presence at JFK.
A new poll for Travelers United shows that travelers are ready for honest prices instead of the government-sanctioned misleading and deceptive advertising currently permitted.
A coalition of organizations representing the travel, tourism, airport and airline industries as well as the travelers, is urging Congress to not divert fees collected for aviation security, to pay for the highways or any other purposes.
Can a less militaristic, intimidating presence at the airport mean better security and a better traveler experience? All without less security?
Just about everyone in the United States has come out in favor of increasing the amount of overseas air traffic coming into the country. That is, everyone except the Big 3 airlines and their workers’ labor unions. But, the complaint of unfair competition should be falling on deaf ears. The US Big 3 airlines have […]
During this last year, one of the biggest debates at DOT’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections, on which I serve, was whether frequent flier (FF) miles should be taxed. Are those miles now a taxable currency? Should they be? The question surfaced last year when the IRS Tax Court upheld taxes collected for a […]
The litany of Delta transgressions against consumers is long. This airline is doing everything it can to make life more difficult for consumers. Delta is restricting its airfares from online travel metasearch sites like Hipmunk, Travelzoo, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and more, making it more difficult for consumers to comparison shop. Delta has removed its mileage requirements from its SkyMiles […]
Some of us can remember what is was like before 9/11. But the memories are fading. Today, we are starting to see teenagers coming into their own who have never known anything but the world of airport security and endless wars in the Middle East. The numbers of airlines that used to be flying across […]
Airlines and their aviation media are touting the fact that airfares have dropped 5.6 percent on July vs. June, the largest monthly decline since the end of 1995. Amazing isn’t it. When consumers were shouting from the rooftops (Travelers Unites was leading the pack) airfares didn’t budge. But, once the Department of Justice (DOJ) started […]