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What the heck are we paying the FAA to do?

Many who are interested in aviation technology are having some issues with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) these days.

Do airline passengers have a “right” to compare prices?

Airline folk claim that this is not a basic right, but should be subject to marketplace forces. The Supreme Court says otherwise.

The airline ancillary fee battle goes to DOT

In the past, airline service and price went hand in hand. Today, service seems to be forgotten for those flying in coach.
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    Cheap, cheaper and cheapest with no data — fliers’ road to perdition

Cheap, cheaper and cheapest with no data — fliers’ road to perdition

Cheap airfares are a laudable goal. But, creating cheap airfares by hiding ancillary fees is deceptive and misleading.

The “Simple” World of Airline Booking Pre-2008

From the largest gathering of airline lawyers in the world — the top lawyers at airlines and some of the top aviation lobbyists meeting in Montreal.

Airline passengers beg, “Treat us like dogs”

As more passengers than ever are crammed into planes, pets flying on airlines have specific protections, like adequate space, food and water. Please, treat us like dogs.

We need your help — now

We need your help in building Travelers United into a membership organization. $20 from you and from your friends can make a big difference in Washington.

Stephen Colbert studies Coach-Class Conflicts

Stephen Colbert hits this one out of the park. Travelers United is working in Washington, DC, with the DOT and FAA to find a way to limit the numbers of passengers squeezed into aircraft.

What has Washington got against airline passengers?

Despite a historic effort by the enforcement office of the Department of Transportation (DOT) to beef up consumer protections, consumers are still getting the short end of the stick.
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    Distracted driving and big data — what’s the connection and concern

Distracted driving and big data — what’s the connection and concern

General Motors just announced that it is planning on beginning to place special distracted driving software into some of