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21 OctKTVA: CONSUMER GROUPS: OUTDATED FAA EVACUATION STANDARDS PUT PASSENGERS AT RISK


Nearly a dozen consumer and air passenger rights organizations are calling out the Federal Aviation Administration, saying the agency’s current testing…

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21 OctLos Angeles Times: FLIERS ARE BIGGER, SEATS ARE SMALLER: CONSUMER GROUPS SAY AIRLINE SAFETY TESTS ARE OUTDATED


A coalition of consumer groups that has questioned the safety of the nation’s increasingly crowded airline cabins and shrinking seats is…

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23 SepCONSUMER AND BUSINESS GROUPS APPLAUD SENATORS’ CALL FOR U.S. DOT TO PROMOTE AIRLINE COMPETITION AND PROTECT THE FLYING PUBLIC


Travel Fairness Now welcomes letter from five U.S. Senators urging DOT to demand transparency from airlines restricting consumer access to fare…

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15 AugTravel Weekly: ARE DOT DELAYS MORE ABOUT POLICY THAN PRACTICALITY?


Under a bipartisan FAA funding bill passed in 2016, the DOT was mandated to require airlines to promptly refund checked baggage…

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09 AugLos Angeles Times: RESORT FEES ARE THE CENTER OF SUITS THAT COULD CHANGE TRAVEL BOOKING EXPERIENCE


Attorneys general for Nebraska and the District of Columbia have taken legal aim at one of the travel world’s hot-button issues:…

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29 JulTRAVEL FAIRNESS NOW OPPOSES BILL TO INCREASE HOTEL AND AIRLINE PROFITS AT CONSUMERS’ EXPENSE


Consumer advocacy group says bill is latest industry effort to have public bypass independent websites that allow travelers to save money…

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26 JulTRAVEL FAIRNESS NOW RECOMMENDS GOVERNMENT ACT TO HALT DECEPTIVE HOTEL RESORT FEES


Consumer advocacy group says mandatory charges trick consumers into believing the cost of a hotel stay is more affordable than it…

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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 MayBloomberg: Sexual 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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