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.
Checked bags mishandled more often, United unveils new hangar at EWR, new JetBlue destinations from Reagan National
United Airlines is cracking down on carry-on overload. The airline will tell workers at security checkpoint entrances to eyeball passengers for over-sized bags. Plus, it is putting out bag-sizing boxes at airports before security.
Virgin America wants gates at Love Field, United limits carry-on wars, fish strike interrupts takeoff
Will Americans change habits that have become ingrained over two centuries of choosing work over play and begin to take more vacations?
US Airways pilots sue American pilots, Aer Lingus rebooking passengers due to strike threat, TSA questions DC resident’s license
Cathay Pacific adds daily flights from Newark to Hong Kong, Southwest to fly to Mexico, running on JFK’s longest runway
AA ends bereavement fares, flights canceled due to massive storm, worst airports in the US
Eighty percent of Americans said that vacations make them happier than marriages (and weddings), religion, cats and birthdays. Eighty-two percent of Americans get more pleasure out of vacations than possessions, and 94 percent would give up at least one of life’s “prized possessions,” including alcohol, video games, chocolate and favorite clothing for an entire week, in return for a single extra vacation day.
Delta Airlines has raised the frequent flier program ante, by announcing a switch in 2015 to an all dollar-based mileage system, where award miles depend solely on the price you pay.