Here is a collection of articles, infographics, radio, and TV programs where Travelers United has been featured.
NBC10 Philadelphia, Feb 22, 2021
When planning travel keep your money safe.
CDC debates airline safety measures for U.S. flights Omaha, NE, KLKN-TV, ABC February 1, 2021
Confusion over Delta face mask policy, WCJB Gainsville, Florida, September 16, 2020
“There is no federal mandate, so everything is airline to airline,” said Travelers United President and co-founder Charles Leocha. “But not only is it airline to airline, it’s flight attendant to flight attendant.”
Leocha, who works for a travel advocacy group that lobbies in Washington, has seen a spike in cases of families getting kicked off of flights.
April traffic at Detroit Airport down 94 percent, showing signs of slow progress WXYZ ABC, Detroit, Michigan, June 4, 2020
$2 trillion stimulus bill is giving more than just checks to everyday Americans WYFF Hearst Media, April 2, 2020
What You Should Know About Travel Refunds Amid Coronavirus Outbreak NBC 10 Philadelphia, February 27, 2020
What to know about hidden ‘resort fees’ before booking your next vacation, NBC Nightly News, February 8, 2020.
Lauren Wolfe is the Travelers United Counsel. She is featured in this video.
Should emotional support animals be allowed on planes? CBS TV WCAX December 24, 2019
‘Influencer’ shares details of inside discussions of 737 MAX safety at Boeing KING-TV Seattle, December 5, 2019
Do shrinking airline seats pose danger during emergency? NBC Nightly News, November 29, 2019
Shrinking Airline Seats CBS This Morning November 24, 2019
Knowing your flight rights: How to avoid holiday headaches while traveling WXYZ, Detroit, November 18, 2019; Channel 3, WTKR, Hampton, VA, November 29, 2019;
FAA to look at airline seat sizes following years of complaints WSB-TV Atlanta Oct 2, 2019
Do You Know April 11, 2018
Emotional Support Animal Guidance from DOT
Run on August 9, 2019, nationwide on Sinclair Broadcast Group
“Delays and cancellations vary year over year and are primarily caused by weather conditions and airline equipment issues. Very rarely are delays and cancellations generated by the airport itself. The vast majority of the airports in the top 20 ranking of this list are located in the northern part of the country, which is prone to inclement weather conditions and as such related flight disruptions. When compared to all the other major airports in the region (i.e. LGA, JFK, BOS, EWR and PVD), Bradley International Airport, which had a 2018 cancellation rate of 2.30 %, ranks the best on this list, with fewer cancellations than any of these airports.”
“It’s hard for an airline which is based predominantly or has a lot of flights in New England during the winter to have the same on time arrivals,” said Charlie Leocha, president and co-founder of Travelers’ United.
Dog dies after passenger forced to put dog in overhead bin NBC Nightly News March 14, 2018
A family paid for their puppy to fly in a carrier underneath the seat, but a United flight attendant said the bag blocked the aisle and insisted the dog go in the overhead bin, even though the mother said she explained the dog was inside.
Lee’s Summit woman trying to forget ‘Delta nightmare’ after flight delayed for hours due to ice
Fox 4 News, Kansas City, February 21, 2018
Consumer Advocates Push Back Against Easing Of Airline Regulations CBS Evening News, WCBS, February 7, 2018 (Click to watch program segment.)
Beware Extra Costs when Flying “Basic Economy” NBC Nightly News, January 25, 2018
RT-TV Washington, DC, December 15, 2017 — Aerodynamic Discomfort with Holland Cooke
- December 15, 2017 WADAF, Kansas City, MO
NBC News Aug 22, 2017
- September 28, 2017 WJLA, Washington, DC
- August 21, 2017 WRAL Raleigh Durham, NC
- August 21, 2017 WSAV Savannah, Georgia
- July 30, 2017
- May 9, 2017
- May 5, 2017
- May 2, 2017
Today Show — NBC
- April 15, 2017
- April 11, 2017
- April 11, 2017
CNBC Power Lunch
- April 11, 2017
Fox5 DC News
- April 10, 2017
Canadian Broadcasting Corportaion News (Charlie Leocha appears at 3:17)
- January 30, 2017
December 29, 2016,
December 8, 2016
September 18, 2016
Airlines mining consumer data to target potential passengers
Airline passengers ‘stranded’ in N.L. barracks while crew stays at hotel — June 14, 2015
Airlines Bring In More Money From Bag, Reservations Fees CBS Local Miami, May 5, 2015
April 18, 2015, Plane Passengers Stuck on Tarmac for Hours on NBCNews.com
March 27, 2015, Charlie Leocha discusses cockpit safety on Fox Business
March 25, 2015, Charlie Leocha on CNBC talks fuel costs vs. airfares
What Does the $11 Billion Dollar Airline Merger Mean? PBS February 14, 2013
Radio shows and recordings
INTERVIEW: Christopher Elliott With Safe Travel Tips KSRO, Sonoma, California, November 10, 2020
Demand for Air Travel to Lag Behind At Least Until 2023, KTRH Radio Houston News, May 19, 2020
Peter Greenberg Eye on Travel Radio Show, May 9, 2020
NPR All Things Considered (March 26, 2020)
Travel industry grapples with cancellations, changes amid COVID-19 outbreak MarketPlace, March 2, 2020
Airlines Now Worry Their Passengers Could Be ‘Flight Shamed’ Air Talk, KPCC Los Angeles NPR, February 10, 2020 Will the US follow Europe into Flight Shaming? Charlie Leocha, President of Travelers United, and Hugo Martin, Travel Editor of the LA Times discuss.
Charlotte Talks: Airline Tech Outages Become More Frequent /
Thursday June 21, 2018
After a multi-day computer outage stranded hundreds of travelers in Charlotte, Mike Collins talks with industry observers about why these glitches seem to be increasing. Charlie Leocha of Travelers United and Seth Kaplan of Airline Weekly discuss.
The Brookings Institute discussions about The Future of Air Traffic Control November 1, 2017 [Charlie Leocha comments begin at 1:17:06]
• Charlie Leocha on KOMO, July 31, 2017
Charlie Leocha on KOMO, June 4, 2017
- April 11, 2017, Charlie Leocha on National Public Radio
Are You On Board With Cellphones On Airplanes? WBUR Public Radio “On Point” — December 14, 2016
Airline Industry Retrenching May 14, 2012, WAMU Radio, Kojo Nnamdi Show, NPR
December 7, 2017 DOT withdraws truth in airline pricing rulemaking from consideration
September 20, 2017 TravelersUnited and Guard Street™ Team To Improve Travel For Everyone.docx
June 21, 2017 House FAA bill allows false advertising…and some good stuff
June 5, 2017 Time to modernize the air traffic control system
January 5, 2017 Hidden Fees Cost Consumers Billions
January 26, 2015, Consumer leaders to airline CEO’s: Cut airfares, now!