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Senate Has Until The End Of September 30th To Reauthorize FAA, Update Policies One America News Network, September 11, 2018
Keeping families together on the plane without going broke Associated Press, August 22, 2018
Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill Atlanta Journal Constitution August 7, 2018
Avoiding airline fees: Tips to fly with the ones you love for less Boston 25 News Augut 6, 2018
Settlements in air fare collusion suit puts pressure on Delta, United The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 28, 2018
Who will save passengers from the greedy airlines? The Saunders Report June 25, 2018
Hidden or unexpected travel fees can break your vacation budget NBC News June 12, 2018
Dear Travel Industry, Please Pardon our Current Disruption Medium June 1, 2018
New software lets airline websites selectively display competitors’ fares Travel Weekly, May 24, 2018
How to tell the age of the plane you’re flying on Fox News April 25, 2018
Southwest emergency: Did the FAA wait too long to order engine checks? April 20, 2018
Getting There: Plan ahead to get best seat at right price Connecticut Post April 2, 2018
In wake of Iowa family’s deaths from toxic gas, experts remind travelers to be vigilant Omaha World-Herald March 27, 2018
Airlines Ask the U.S. Government to Keep Certain Fees Hidden Wings Journal March 26, 2018
United can’t avoid customer service scandals — and it’s becoming the company’s greatest crisis Business Insider, March 23, 2018
Airlines Are Asking the Trump Administration to Help Hide Fees From You, Bloomberg News, March 23, 2018
COMMENTARY: Don’t pile more airport taxes on Las Vegas flyers Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 17, 2018
12 times United was America’s most hated airline March 16, 2018
Lawmakers Take Aim at Airfare Pricing, Transparency March 14, 2018
Consumer groups applaud U.S. Senator Susan Collins for supporting airfare transparency ETN, March 12, 2018
Leocha: Oklahoma flyers don’t need higher airport fees The Journal Record, March 9, 2018
Air passengers get bigger, airline seats get smaller USA Today Editorial, March 7, 2018
Study exposes that more than 90% of U.S. air passengers do not know their rights AirHelp.com March 6, 2018
“Florida flyers don’t need higher airport fees” Florida Politics, March 6, 2018 (search Leocha)
Why You May Want to Fly a European Airline on Your Next Trip Consumer Reports March 2, 2018
New bill would mean foreign airlines could invest more in US carriers Business Tourism News, Australia, March 1, 2018
Trade groups battle over foreign investment in US airlines Washington Examiner, February 27, 2018
Nevada flyers don’t need higher airport fees Elko Daily Free Press, February 15, 2018
Bill proposes lifting restrictions on foreign ownership of U.S. airlines Travel Weekly, February 14, 2018
Report: Senator Collins Looking to Revive DOT Rulemaking on Airline Fees Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal, February 12, 2018
Leocha: Wyoming flyers don’t need higher airport fees Casper Star Tribune, February 7, 2018
How to save money on your mid-winter or spring getaway NBC News, February 1, 2018
Reno flyers don’t need higher airport fees: Leocha</strong> Reno Gazette-Journal, January 31, 2018
Eight disturbing travel trends you’ll confront in 2018 USAToday, January 31, 2018
Groups say passengers should be compensated when flights are delayed Washington Examiner, January 30, 2018
Twist in US-Canada commerce relations: Boeing loses case in Bombardier dispute Kaplan Herald, January 28, 2018
Mississippi flyers don’t need higher airport fees Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi, January 26, 2018
U.S. trade body backs Canadian plane maker Bombardier against Boeing Reuters Business News, January 26, 2018
Nevadans Could Pay Millions In Extra Airport Fees CBS Las Vegas, January 24, 2018
Airline Passengers Are Victimized by Boeing’s Crony Protectionism Real Clear Markets, January 19, 2018
A plea for transparency on airline fees USA Today, January 10, 2018
Massive airport delays put federal rule in focus Washington Post, January 9, 2018
DHS to start requiring enhanced IDs to fly in US Andalolu Agency, January 9, 2018
Groups vow to fight Trump administration’s decision to scrap new airline fee rules Washington Examiner, January 9, 2018
Trump Says His Regulations Have Saved Lives After Bragging He Has Removed More Regulations Than Any President Ever The New Civil Rights Movement January 2, 2018
How to survive flying on US planes as lax regulations make for a turbulent 2018 South China Morning News, December 29, 2017 • from Washington Post Syndicate
Traveling By Air Was Frustrating In 2017, But Trump May Make Air Travel A Real Bummer In 2018 Wings Journal, December 28, 2017
Airports want to nearly double passengers’ user fees Herald Net, December 13, 2017
Consumer groups push back after DOT scraps airline fee transparency efforts Dallas Morning News, December 13, 2017 • Also pubiished in Hamopdia.com. • and in Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Schumer seeks restoration of baggage-fee disclosure plan Newsday, December 10, 2017
Airports Want to Raise Ticket Fees. Airlines Say No. Fight Ensues Wall Street Journal December 9, 2017
DOT scraps airline fee transparency proposal TravelMole.com, December 8, 2017
DOT axes proposed rules for ancillary revenue, baggage fee disclosure Air Transport World, December 8, 2017
It’s Official: Airlines Can Keep Burying Sneaky Fees in the Fine Print Time, December 8, 2017
DOT Withdraws Ancillary Fee Rule; ASTA Weighs In Travel Agent, December 8, 2017
US DOT withdraws proposed rulemakings on airlines’ ancillary fees tnooz.com, December 8, 2017
Hate airline fees? Well, the DOT is dropping effort to make them more transparent USA Today, December 8, 2017 • Also on KING5.com.
Travelers United: DOT withdraws truth in airline pricing rulemaking from consideration eTurboNews.com, December 8, 2017
Airports Want to Raise Ticket Fees. Airlines Say No. Fight Ensues Fox Business, December 8, 2017
DOT drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees Statesman.com, December 7, 2017 • Also in Chicago Tribune.
It’s been a wild year for travel. What’s ahead for 2018? Washington Post, December 7, 2017
Oversold flight? The burden should be on the airline USA Today, December 6, 2017
Travel and airline groups clash over raising cap on ticket fees Washington Examiner, November 28, 2017
Travel Groups Push for TSA, PreCheck Revamps Now Associations, November 15, 2017
The Dark Side of Basic Economy Conde Nast Traveler, November 7, 2017
Should you get travel insurance for your honeymoon? Policy Genius, October 31, 2017
Travel groups urge Congress to pass TSA modernization bill The Hill, October 24, 2017
Marriott: Multi-State Investigation into Company’s Use of Resort Fees; A Closer Look at Regulatory Risk Associated with Resort Fees The Capitol Forum October 20, 2017
Airlines, airports at odds over fee hike before Congress USA Today Oct. 18, 2017
Increased Passenger Facility Charge cap totally unnecessary, say consumer advocates Transportation Today, October 3, 2017
Airplane Mode — Elbow-to-elbow seating, oversized comfort pets, midcabin standoffs — and passengers armed with their smartphones. A new era in air travel has some Americans tweeting mad. NBCNews.com, September 26, 2017
Boeing’s battle against Bombardier punishes consumers USA Today, Sept. 22, 2017
‘Resort’ Fees Are No Longer Only for Resorts Wall Street Journal, Sept. 22, 2017
Travelers United: Representing the Interests of All Travelers www.rewardexpert.com, September 18, 2017
Those On-Time Flight Numbers? They’re Expected to Decline Next Year New York Times, Sept. 18, 2017
Not everyone’s on board with a proposal to raise passenger facility charge cap Transportation Today, August 31, 2017
U.S. AIRPORTS CONSIDER IMPOSING FEES FOR PICKING UP, DROPPING OFF PASSENGERS The Boston Globe and Digital Trends, August 28, 2017
Dropping off a friend at Logan? It could cost you Boston Globe, August 27, 2017
NTU and Travelers United issue joint argument in favour of US ATC reform CAPA August 24, 2017
NBAA Comes Under Fire in ATC Battle ANIonline August 23, 2017
Taxpaying consumers deserve Air Traffic Control reform eTurboNews, August 22, 2017
Critics try to change U.S. airline policies to favor passengers 12News, August 22, 2017
Taxpayer, traveler groups rank ATC high transportation legislative priority on Capitol Hill Transportatin Today, August 18, 2017
Air traffic control must modernize or tourism suffers News Press, August 17, 2017
Air travel tips: 5 things to know about your rights on flights Mic.com August 16, 2017
Here’s how to fly the friendly (and crowded) skies with kids this summer CNBC June 11, 2017
What airlines don’t want you to know: Our view Editorial Board USA Today May 3, 2017
Despite the United furor, airlines are booting fewest passengers in decades McClatchy News, April 14, 2017″
Charlie Leocha discusses overbooking and the United fiasco — KPCC AirTalk April 14, 2017

What do airline passengers complain about the most? Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 12, 2017
Should Overbooking Flights Be Illegal? Time Magazine April 10, 2017
Money Magazine April 10, 2017
United Airlines incident: Why do airlines overbook? BBC News April 10, 2017
Everyone wants better airports, but who pays? USAToday, March 29, 2017
Trump’s budget calls for higher passenger fees and a privatized air traffic control system Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2017
Trump proposes to hike TSA fee on airline tickets USAToday, March 16, 2017
Trump budget proposes privatizing air traffic control, hiking TSA fee Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2017
Airlines boost tech spending to combat glitches USA Today, March 8, 2017
Air Travelers frustrated with waiting in lines USAToday, March 6, 2017
‘Air Rage’ Forces Delta Flight to Land as Cases Soar — NBC News
NPR Interview regarding RealID
Resort Fees Come Under Fire From The FTC — Travel Pulse
FlyersRights, Travelers United seek reversal of Federal Appeals court decision — Fianacial News
Transportation Department Weighs Allowing Phone calls during Flight — WSJ
Conde Nast Traveler
Fortune Magazine
Herald Sun, Melbourne, Australia
USAToday
WSB-TV — Atlanta
The Seattle Times
Money Magazine — Airlines Will Have to Refund Baggage Fees for Delayed Luggage
CBS This Morning — July 14, 2016 — Biometric screening service helps flyers “clear” long security lines
Traveller — What could Brexit mean for travellers? June 22, 2016
What Could Brexit Mean for International Travelers? Bloomberg June 20, 2016
Fortune — Delta Air Lines Just Abolished One of the Most Hated Fees April 14, 2014
Asbury Park Press
Christian Science Monitor
Huffington Post — Big win for passengers
This fee could triple the cost of your reward flight — Washington Post
Wall Street Journal — How Booking Sites Influence Which Hotels You Pick


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