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    Consumers say “No” to increases in government fees and taxes on air travel

Consumers say “No” to increases in government fees and taxes on air travel

Travelers United outlines its objections to increases in passenger facility charges, that fund airports from passengers, and to increases in other government fees like customs and agriculture inspection fees.
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    Travelers would be more understanding of airline excuses if carriers were more understanding of ours

Travelers would be more understanding of airline excuses if carriers were more understanding of ours

Just when you think you've heard them all, the airlines come up with new and creative excuses. United came up with several this month.
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    Sunday musings: Pesticides on planes, pathetic airline service, hated resort fees

Sunday musings: Pesticides on planes, pathetic airline service, hated resort fees

Should pesticides be sprayed on planes? Predictions of pathetic airline oligopoly practices were forecast more than a year ago.
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    Senate rattles the airlines’ personal airfares and privacy plans

Senate rattles the airlines’ personal airfares and privacy plans

Senate leaders have questioned the DOT response to personalized pricing from a privacy point of view. This supports a long-time effort by Travelers United.

What do airline consumers complain about most?

Two new studies about customer service show that airlines are failing. One study shows a decline in service. The other, shows a slight improvement, but still a very poor grade.
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Are airlines about to charge your kids more?

If your blood pressure spikes when you think about the words “kids” and “plane” in the same sentence, as

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    Craziest hotel guest requests, Apple Watch airline apps, airlines' busiest spring

Craziest hotel guest requests, Apple Watch airline apps, airlines' busiest spring

Unicorns, camels and hangovers: Wackiest hotel guest requests

When it comes to requests that concierges gets from their hotel guests,

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    Do we need to pay more taxes to support airports? I don’t think so.

Do we need to pay more taxes to support airports? I don’t think so.

Proposed increases in airport passenger facility charges from $4.50 to $8 are not necessary or justified. Consumer groups are fighting this increase in aviation taxes.
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    What we’re watching: Bastard Airlines, National Park love, 22-mile walkable Atlanta corridor

What we’re watching: Bastard Airlines, National Park love, 22-mile walkable Atlanta corridor

Here is an oldie but goodie about airline service from Saturday Night Live. National Park Service focuses on love in the wilderness. And, Atlanta moves forward with a 22-mile pedestrian-friendly corridor to link 45 neighborhoods.

8 Ways to Avoid Baggage Fees

Baggage fees can sometimes almost equal airfares. Here are eight ways that baggage fees can be avoided.