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24 JunTRAVEL FAIRNESS NOW URGES TAXPAYERS TO SEEK REFUNDS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO FUNDING U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


With government agency ignoring its legal obligations to the flying public, consumer group says ‘we want our money back’  WASHINGTON – JUNE…

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28 MayLAWLESS U.S. DOT AND FAA REFUSE TO PROVIDE EMAILS SHOWING COZY DEALINGS WITH AIRLINE INDUSTRY LOBBYISTS


Evidence mounting that instead of serving public interest, government officials are taking orders from powerful airline industry while consumers suffer Dan…

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10 MaySexual Misconduct on Airlines Gets Its #MeToo Moment—or Does It?


Congress created a task force to confront the industry’s harassment problem, but advocates worry it’s tilted in favor of management. By Justin…

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28 AprUnited betting on bringing passengers into direct channels


Only time will tell if United will follow through on its recent, bold pronouncement that it will stop doing business with the Expedia…

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04 AprU.S. DOT Convenes First Meeting of Reestablished Consumer Protection Committee


U.S. DOT Convenes First Meeting of Reestablished Consumer Protection Committee Without a Single Consumer Representative Travel Fairness Now says having consumers…

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01 AprTravel Fairness Now Says Recent Events and Reports of Insider Dealing Show U.S. DOT Neglecting the Flying Public


Travel Fairness Now, a consumer advocacy organization representing 70,000 travelers, said today that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) response to recent…

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01 AprRecent Events and Reports of Insider Dealing Show DOT Neglecting the Flying Public


Dear Members of Congress, For more than a decade, consumer advocacy organizations like Travel Fairness Now have witnessed the U.S. Department…

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28 Mar“Happy to Do It”: Emails Show Current FAA Chief Coordinated With Ex-Lobbyist Colleagues on Policy


As he moved through the agency’s ranks, the now-acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell exchanged dozens of emails with lobbyists and other…

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06 DecAirline consumer advocates unhappy with DOT appointment


A cross-section of consumer advocacy groups has joined together to protest the newly reconstituted make-up of the Transportation Department’s Aviation Consumer…

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