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Consumer Traveler Today: Sept 25



Consumer Traveler Today: U.S. Senators followup Mad as Hell Day with anti-hidden-airline-fee letter 

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U.S. Senators followup Mad as Hell Day with anti-hidden-airline-fee letter

Posted: 24 Sep 2010 07:30 AM PDT

Yesterday seven U.S. senators sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, commending his leadership and his department’s efforts to protect consumers. In the letter, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), George Lemieux (R-FL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Mark Begich (D-AK) urge LaHood to “continue requiring increased disclosure of ancillary fees on airline tickets as well as facilitating that disclosure by requiring the sharing of fee information by air carriers to travel agents and online travel companies.”

Deceptive bonus mile programs — there oughta be a law

Posted: 24 Sep 2010 06:30 AM PDT

Most frequent travelers have seen this sort of thing in the mail or in their email — a great mileage bonus offer from their favorite airline. Sometimes it really is a great deal sometimes these offers should be outlawed.