If all ancillary fees were disclosed like my meal fees on an upcoming flight from Charlotte to San Diego, passengers would feel empowered.
A Travelers United poll in response to requests from DOT, more than 2,600 consumers dramatically responded loud and clear, "Tell us how much it costs!"
Airline folk claim that this is not a basic right, but should be subject to marketplace forces. The Supreme Court says otherwise.
In the past, airline service and price went hand in hand. Today, service seems to be forgotten for those flying in coach.
Let DOT know your airline ticket-buying experiences. The department is in the midst of possibly revising rules about how airline tickets are sold.
Today is the final filing day for those in opposition to the American Airlines/US Airways (AA/US) merger. The merger rules and regulations allow objectors to the settlement to file comments that must be addressed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to the final approval of the merger. A collection of consumer groups, including the Consumer Travel Alliance, will be making such filings today.
What we’re reading: Cleveland dropped as UA hub, Southwest announces DAL routes, what travelers think about fees
United drops Cleveland as a hub, Southwest announces DAL routes, what travelers think about fees
What we’re reading: US Airways fined $1.2 million, airport alligator, honoring a fallen soldier, fees help carriers profit
US Airways fined $1.2 million by DOT, alligator found inside O'Hare airport, honoring a fallen soldier, fees help carriers become profitable
At a forum in Washington, DC, in the Rayburn House Office Building, consumers squared off against the airlines regarding airfare and airline fee transparency. Basically, consumers asked to be informed of how much the entire air travel package will cost at every point where the airlines choose to sell airline tickets. Consumers want to be able to compare prices across airlines including optional fees such as baggage and seat-reservation fees.
This Sunday we offer three tasty treats for your thoughts. With customized pricing being pitched by the airlines, it is good for consumers? Are you ready for the hotels to start adding ancillary fees to what was once a simple transaction? And, we ask, "Why are airlines withholding ancillary fee pricing from travel agents?"