Articles tagged “Department of Transportation”

Airlines

Biden Signs FAA Bill: Automatic Refunds, Biometrics and More Flights From D.C.

The sweeping bill includes a range of consumer protections, including automatic refunds and guaranteed family seating.

Biden Signs FAA Bill: Automatic Refunds, Biometrics and More Flights From D.C.

Podcasts

AI-Powered Travel Updates Will Make Translation Easier

Today's podcast looks at AI-powered travel tools, airlines suing to protect junk fees, and Booking's European challenge.

AI-Powered Travel Updates Will Make Translation Easier

Airlines

Major U.S. Airlines Sue Biden Administration Over Junk Fees Rule

Major U.S. airlines have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation’s “junk fees” rule, arguing that it the rule is a regulatory overreach that would create more confusion for consumers.

Major U.S. Airlines Sue Biden Administration Over Junk Fees Rule

Airlines

Automatic Refunds For Flyers: Here’s How it Works in Europe

The European Union’s rule gives a glimpse into how the U.S. may enforce its automatic refunds policy – though there are key differences.

Automatic Refunds For Flyers: Here’s How it Works in Europe

Airlines

Major Airlines Absent From Government Hearing Probing Loyalty Programs and Credit Cards

Federal agencies are currently investigating whether airlines have devalued frequent flyer miles to make it more difficult for consumers to redeem award tickets.

Major Airlines Absent From Government Hearing Probing Loyalty Programs and Credit Cards

Airlines

Automatic Refunds Makes It Into FAA Bill After Much Debate

The Senate Commerce Committee added a provision that would let customers receive automatic refunds whenever flights are significantly delayed or canceled.

Automatic Refunds Makes It Into FAA Bill After Much Debate

Airlines

Will Automatic Refunds For Flights Stay Automatic? Congress Bill Raises Questions

One line buried in the new bipartisan FAA reauthorization bill makes it unclear if the Biden administration can enforce automatic refunds for airlines.

Will Automatic Refunds For Flights Stay Automatic? Congress Bill Raises Questions

Airlines

New Details on the U.S.’s Automatic Refunds Rule for Airlines

Skift has learned that any significant delay or cancellation, regardless of the reason, qualifies for an automatic refund as part of the Department of Transportation’s new consumer protection rules for the airline industry.

New Details on the U.S.’s Automatic Refunds Rule for Airlines

Airlines

American Airlines CEO Says New Refunds Rule Has Some ‘Gray’ Areas

American CEO Robert Isom is one of the first top executives in the U.S. airline industry to voice some concerns over the Department of Transportation’s latest rule.

American Airlines CEO Says New Refunds Rule Has Some ‘Gray’ Areas

Airlines

Biden Administration Cracks Down on Junk Fees in the Airline Industry

The new rules would require airlines to disclose the fees of certain service upfront and streamline the process for providing passengers with refunds.

Biden Administration Cracks Down on Junk Fees in the Airline Industry