The coronavirus has infected the global economy and millions of Americans now out of work are trying to figure out what to do while running out of money. Hourly employees who worked at small businesses that are now closed or running on a skeleton crew will take the brunt of the blow when it comes to paying bills.
The massive bill just passed by Congress gives billions to the airlines. However, sick passengers cannot change their flights unless they pay exorbitant change and cancellation fees and fare increases. This action by the airline ensures that sick people will fly no matter what and serious illnesses like the coronavirus will continue to spread.
What is wrong with our system? A pandemic is threatening our way of life and Congress ignores the main way that the virus is spread around the world — by plane. The current contracts of carriage that every passenger is forced to sign with an airline allow the airlines to require that sick people fly.
Gas prices are falling – it is not a silver lining As America has been focused on COVID-19, sheltering in place, and counting the dead in Italy, gas prices are falling. Experts expect that the average price of gas will drop to less than $2 across the country. In a...
The hotel and lodging industry is trying to win a spot on what will be the largest legislative rescue package in more than a decade. Don’t give them a dime until they pledge to be honest in their advertising. No resort fees or other mandatory fees unless included in the room rates.
In an emergency, planning can be the different between getting home quickly and days or weeks of delays. Tourists, newlyweds, business people and students continue to be stranded across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are running low on medications, food...
What consumer groups want is improved customer service from airlines. We want this crisis to change the lack of planning ahead and having insurance for major problems that have resulted in the virus pandemic funding issues.
Some good news from the coronavirus. Venice in the midst of the coronavirus problems reports dolphins in Venice. Dollar bills repatriated from overseas are being cleaned before being introduced into the system here in the USA. And, another silver lining — faster WiFi inflight, as long as the airlines keeps flying.
I’m looking out of my window at the strangely quiet streets of downtown Washington, DC. Despite the best of travel plans my apartment is now my destination. I’ve decided to travel in place. With a plan and a bit of determination I’m embarking on an inward journey in the COVID-19 world.
Consumer advocates are the only organizations not begging for money. Lobbyists and industry stakeholders race around DC asking Congress for money, Meanwhile, consumers look for solutions and for ways to use taxpayer dollars intelligently.