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    What we’re reading: DOT plans rule to ban cellphone use inflight, comedy rules, Airbus 350XWB

What we’re reading: DOT plans rule to ban cellphone use inflight, comedy rules, Airbus 350XWB

DOT plans rule to ban cellphone use inflight, comedy rules inflight entertainment and Airbus shows off its newest plane.
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    When Congressmen swallow bald-faced airline lies, consumers lose

When Congressmen swallow bald-faced airline lies, consumers lose

Consumers are getting the brown of the stick as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on the the Orwellian-named Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 with no debate in committee or on the House floor.

AA CEO misleads his passengers on transparent airfares

Mr. Parker is using his magazine to mislead the public when he could use the same publication to inform his passengers of the dangers of increasing fees and taxes.

DOT—Don’t keep stalling competition across the Atlantic

Isn’t it about time that some low cost airlines start flying between the US and Europe with a significant network of flights?
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    Nickel and diming — a path to consumer discontent and DOT assistance

Nickel and diming — a path to consumer discontent and DOT assistance

The airlines should strongly support the most recent DOT NPRM that calls for more ancillary fee transparency. These proposed DOT rules will improve customer service rankings and ultimately make the skies friendlier for the free market and for the flying public.

When airlines misrepresent the truth to you and Congress

An airline pricing bill, passed out of the House committee, is based on two major prevarications. Here's the scoop and a petition already with 35,000 names that will help consumers fight back.

House Commitee moves for new airfare law with no hearings, excluding consumers from process

A previous post noted that the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had introduced the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. This is a reprint of our earlier story about this misguided bill designed to make airfares more confusing. The committee just announced yesterday afternoon that it would bring this bill to “mark-up” tomorrow, April 9th, with no hearing and no opportunity for consumers, travel agents, the travel industry, central reservation systems and others to make any comments about the substance of the bill.

This proposed bill takes out truth in advertising and allows airlines free reign to create confusion in advertising. Why can’t the aviation industry simply tell the truth about their pricing instead of playing games?

Airlines still fighting full fare advertising. New legislation moves consumer rights backwards

Yesterday, a group of Representatives introduced the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. This bill is a major step backwards for consumers and the sponsors of this bill, from both sides of the aisle, have simply not thought through what they are proposing. And, the airline lobbyists, intent on finding ways to make airline pricing more obscure, are flogging a dead horse that has been killed at least three times over the past three years.

Last gasp against American Airlines/US Airways merger

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.
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