Is the government letting airlines off easy? Let’s do the math

The Transportation Department's latest high-profile fine goes against Comair for violating denied-boarding rules. It's a big ticket: $275,000, which, while significantly less than the record fine against Spirit Airlines late last year, could be the largest enforcement action for bad bumping practices.
By |July 26th, 2010|Commentary|Comments Off|

Airline passengers get a chance to be heard on proposed regulations

If you've ever complained about air travel -- and who hasn't? -- then here's your best chance in a generation to do something about it.

The hard facts about the peanuts-on-a-plane rule everyone’s talking about

Ban peanuts? Really?

New rule: No more price increases after you buy a ticket

Here's a new government rule that might surprise you: It would prohibit post-purchase price increases in air transportation or air tours by carriers and ticket agents.

Transportation Department wants airlines to reveal all fees and an airfare — or two

Last week, we started dissecting the government's plans to tighten the way in which airlines advertise their fares. But if you continue reading the proposed rulemaking, you'll discover the Transportation Department wants to go further.

The truth about the government’s new “full fare” disclosure rule

When you get a fare quote from an airline or online agency, you should expect to pay that price. Right?

New requirements would force international airlines to monitor and respond to passenger complaints

The deeper I wade into the new airline passenger rules, the more I find myself wondering: Why do airlines have to be told to do this?