Newspaper and magazine articles and podcasts


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
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


Podcasts