A Win-Lose Situation Tuesday, July 29, 2014 The airlines’ pity party is long over. The big news last week was the nation’s airlines announcing yet another stellar quarter of record breaking profits, reaped at your expense. For four years we’ve watched the industry rolling in dough thanks to its winning strategy of mergers, cutting flights and raising fares. Passengers… Read More

Over Hostile Territory Tuesday, July 22, 2014 The shooting down of MH17 was a wake up call. A paramedic walks by a part of fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. It called attention to the fact that commercial airliners fly over conflict zones and… Read More

FlyersRights Calls on Airlines to Lose the Asterisk Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Last week, FlyersRights called on House Members to put the brakes on H.R. 4156 – the deceptively titled “Transparent Airfares Act of 2014”. The bill is backed by the airline industry, with the goal of putting the asterisk back in airfares. It would undo… Read More

Under The Microscope  Tuesday, July 8, 2014 New security threats, crowded airports, packed planes, costly luggage fees, data-mined passengers… a happiness blanket? And that was just the news last week. Just before the holiday weekend, the Department of Homeland Secuirty declared that uncharged mobile phones, especially iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy, won’t be allowed on United States-bound… Read More

Full Of Hot Air Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Summer travel will be no vacation.  A sweltering situation was recorded on Spirit Airlines at O’Hare, June 24, 2014 It’s the perfect storm. While raising fares and adding fees, airlines have cut domestic capacity, reducing service to midsize and smaller markets and cramming more people into smaller seats than… Read More