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President Biden Calls for Airlines to Reveal All Fees Upfront

During a press conference on Monday, President Joe Biden endorsed a new proposal from the U.S. Transportation Department that would make airlines disclose relevant fees early in a consumer's shopping process. (See full document, below). "You should know the full cost of your ticket right when you're comparison shopping," Biden said in brief remarks. He…

Airlines

More Mobility May Be Coming to Wheelchair Users on Planes

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at wheelchair users on planes, Amex GBT’s China optimism, and new family-friendly hotel rooms.

More Mobility May Be Coming to Wheelchair Users on Planes

Coronavirus

U.S. Department of Transportation Is Still Investigating 18 Carriers Over Ticket Refund Complaints

It's still new territory, dealing with the financial fallout of mass government-imposed travel restrictions, and airline bankruptcies thrown into the mix. This will take years.

U.S. Department of Transportation Is Still Investigating 18 Carriers Over Ticket Refund Complaints

Airlines

Flyers Could Get Relief on Fees for Checked Bags That Arrive Late

Arriving at your destination without your luggage is never fun, and not practical. The Biden administration is trying to change the burden from consumers to airlines.

Flyers Could Get Relief on Fees for Checked Bags That Arrive Late

Airlines

U.S. Blocks Chinese Flights in Geopolitical Tensions: What Does It Mean?

Is this an airline issue? Or are airlines merely caught in the middle of a big geopolitical spat between two powerful countries?

U.S. Blocks Chinese Flights in Geopolitical Tensions: What Does It Mean?

Airlines

Delta Fined $50,000 for Removing 3 Muslim Passengers Without Cause

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making an example out of Delta for its poor judgement and intolerant treatment of three Muslim passengers.

Delta Fined $50,000 for Removing 3 Muslim Passengers Without Cause

Airlines

American, Frontier and Delta Hit With Fines Over Consumer Complaints

Some of the violations that led to these fines took place two or three years ago. We hope the airlines have long since adjusted the problematic policies.

American, Frontier and Delta Hit With Fines Over Consumer Complaints