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The latest from Consumer Traveler
Knee Defender airline battle — who do you think is right?
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Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati, United adds DIY baggage tags, new hazmat rule wording gets approval

Rep. DeFazio comments on and misquotes his misguided Transparent Airfares Act
The way the anti-consumer Transparent Airfares Act was passed by the House of Representatives is absolutely shameful.

Knee Defender banned in Australia; AA says, “No to Orbitz”; Ryanair to bid for Cyprus Airways
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Australia to relax phone ban, intro airfare Boston to Hong Kong, future of Atlantic City
Australian carriers relax phone ban, awesome airfare to Hong Kong, the future of Atlantic City

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