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Yesterday in the Senate Appropriations Committee members voted against the desires and benefit of their constituents by approving an increase in airport taxes that will add $32 to the average price of every airline ticket in America. This a $3.2 billion tax hike on every American who takes a flight in the US if it is approved by the full Senate and Congress.
Stop taxing passengers for using airports. Tax the surrounding communities who benefit from airports, too. TO: Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee SUBJECT: CONSUMERS WANT […]
Credit card skimmers, laptop security, and business class bargains — something to think about How to spot a credit card skimmer at the gas pump […]
Most Americans don’t realize that getting a bill passed through Congress (already a major accomplishment) is not enough. The executive department responsible for writing the regulations defining the legislation still must do their part before the laws can be enforced. DOT has been asleep at the switch. First, they did nothing during the last six months of the Obama administration. And now, the Trump administration has been AWOL for the first six months of this administration. Two major consumer protections are stuck in DOT Neverland — baggage fee refunds and families sitting together.
As the debate about reform of the air traffic control (ATC) system continues, those against changing the system are simply not accepting reality. Congress must remove the ATC operations from government control. After almost two decades of inaction and more money spent that was dedicated to sending a man to the moon, America still has a system mired in 1960’s technology.
ATC business support is critical for change The final vote is coming up for the FAA Reauthorization bill this September. Many of the organizations that […]
Today we muse about soaking in hot springs for total relaxation. We look at how we may be manipulated into purchasing higher airfares because of basic airfares. And, we take a quick look at a new test to try and move passengers to avoid denied boarding and open new seats for upmarket fliers.
Are you planning to attend Oktoberfest Germany 2017? Each fall Germany welcomes tourists and travelers from across the globe for the ultimate autumnal celebration. From the classic German Oktoberfest in Munich to the surrounding cities, there is something to see, do, eat, and drink in every corner of Germany at this time of year, and in this Drive to Discover guide we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite Oktoberfest locations where you can enjoy an epic celebration this fall.
When you are involuntarily bumped from a flight, you can get cash (a check or credit on your credit card) from airlines. Those are the rules. If passengers choose to bargain with the airlines at the gate, that’s their choice. But, travelers involuntarily bumped can get as much as $1,350.