Can attitude make passengers safer? No way. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 738 million passengers at airports across the nation. Each day, TSA screened more than 1.3 million checked bags and 4.9 million carry-on bags and personal items for explosives, weapons, and other dangerous gear. During 2016, TSA discovered 3,391 […]
Airbus introduces a new drone and flying car concept that can link with a train. Rental cars rules to follow to keep from being surprised. And, bargain train travel across America to see the best sights.
Spain can surprise even seasoned travelers. The cultures of the Roman Empire, the medieval Arabs and the Celtic world are still wonderfully evident in Spain — if you look. The government has spent millions restoring crumbling monasteries and castles to create lodging for visitors. The mountains have snowcapped peaks within sight of cities where the temperature can register 90 degrees. And, the restaurants offer much more than paella and sangria.
As frequent fliers and Travelers United readers know, code-share flights are usually one of the banes of the travel industry. While they’re great for airline marketing, in general with issues of connections, seats, baggage, etc. they tend to be problematic for consumers. It’s not just the which-airline-am-I-flying confusion. Simply put, airlines just don’t treat someone booked on a code-share flight the same as someone booked on their “own” flights.
Here is the oral statement presented by Charlie Leocha on March 8, 2017. His testimony about consumer rights ranged from airline reservation system outages to airfare and fee advertising; from the effects of Open Skies treaties and antitrust immunity; and, from his opposition to increasing airport taxes to the need to educate consumers about their rights.