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