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Lawsuit settlement: Southwest, American Airlines customers may be able to get money

Alert: Southwest Airlines settled a class action lawsuit alleging price collusion between multiple airlines and agrees to pay $15 million. American Airlines previously paid $45 million and attorneys are pursuing additional settlements against other airlines.  

Airline Fees Bite Harder

Leading personal finance publication Kiplinger's shines the light on Big Air's never-ending fee increases and customer benefit cuts just in time for the peak holiday travel season.

If Only Airline Tickets Were Like Sports Tickets

Due to massive consolidation, collusion, and political power, Big Air gets away with things that nearly no other industry could or would. The current situation therefore demands far more regulatory scrutiny from our elected officials.

JetBlue posts $50 million 3Q profit as fares, ancillary revenues rise

The big airlines made more than $6 billion on fees last year alone and at the same time they are fighting FAIR Fees protections with their lobbyists in Congress, they are gouging us even more at the gate.

 

Cramped Legroom On Flights Unlikely To Change, Despite Congressional Mandate

Kudos to our partner FlyersRights Pres. Paul Hudson for sounding the alarm on Big Air’s aggressive dangerous attempts to thwart regulation on seat size and it’s potential impact on emergency evacuation. In the recently passed FAA re-authorization, Congress mandated changes but as usual big...

Alaska Airlines joins other carriers in charging more to check bags

Bag fees were originally started by the big airlines to combat fuel prices in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. But, when fuel prices went back down, the big airlines did not drop their fees - rather, they invented new ways to nickel and dime us.

 

An Airline Legend Tells Today's Industry Bosses To Pay More Attention To Dissatisfied Passengers

"The airline industry has gone too far in reducing comfort in order to add more seats to their planes."

American Airlines reduces options for travelers with delayed, canceled flights

American Airlines and other airlines continuing their race to the bottom, now creating a status based pecking order for who gets priority treatment for delays and cancellations.

 

 

 

Congress to airlines: Stop shrinking seats, dragging passengers and killing pets

While there are some clear consumer wins such as potential for seat size standards to ensure safe evacuation, bumping protections, no air traffic control privatization, Congress also missed opportunities such as FAIR Fees protections and compensation for delays.

 

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Senate approves bill that would regulate airline seat sizes

While there are some clear consumer wins such as potential for seat size standards to ensure safe evacuation, bumping protections, no air traffic control privatization, Congress also missed opportunities such as FAIR Fees protections and compensation for delays.

 

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