When airlines misrepresent the truth to you and Congress

This is an outline of basic consumer objections to the current bill, Airfares Transparency Act of 2014 (HR4156), that emerged from the House Transportation Committee with no comments, no discussion and no hearings. There is no need for this bill and significant economic and consumer-protection harms that will come from passage of such a bill. […]

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.

“The bloated bureaucratic … TSA is not what Congress intended”

Rather than trying to perform all security functions itself — operator, administrator, auditor and regulator — TSA would better invest its time and efforts by focusing on individuals who pose threats, elevating intelligence and setting standards that address current security risks.

DOT and DOJ bicker about airline alliances

The battle of airline alliances within the federal bureaucracy is heating up. The Senate committee responsible for transportation and aviation issues is lining up against their opposite in the House. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has squared off against the Department of Justice (DOJ).