TV & Radio Appearances, Releases and Infographics

Here is a collection of articles, infographics, radio and TV programs where Travelers United has been featured.


TV MEDIA

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

flight delays

Connecticut Ranks 15th Among Nationwide List For Flight Cancellations
April 5, 2019

“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

 

Fox News

  • December 15, 2017 WADAF, Kansas City, MO

NBC News Aug 22, 2017

ABC News
Questions into pet allergies asked after woman removed from flight at BWI Airport

  • September 28, 2017 WJLA, Washington, DC

ABC News
Questions into pet allergies asked after woman removed from flight at BWI Airport

  • August 21, 2017 WRAL Raleigh Durham, NC

NBC News
European airlines offer greater compensation for delayed, canceled flights

  • August 21, 2017 WSAV Savannah, Georgia

NBC News
Do you know your rights on flight delays and cancellations?

  • July 30, 2017

CBS Nightly News
http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/federal-judge-tells-faa-to-review-airline-seat-sizes-1013442627729

  • May 9, 2017

CBS Nightly News
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/judge-forces-spirit-pilots-to-work-after-cancellations-fuel-brawl

  • May 5, 2017

  • May 2, 2017

Today Show — NBC

  • April 15, 2017

CBSNewsC
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/airlines-change-their-policies-in-wake-of-recent-pr-turbulence

  • April 11, 2017

Greta Von Susteren Show — MSNBC

  • 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

KARE Minneapolis

WIVB TV — Buffalo, NY
http://wivb.com/2017/01/30/deltas-it-crisis-is-over-but-many-passengers-were-left-off-course/

CBSNews

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/airline-profits-soar-but-passengers-arent-seeing-savings

December 29, 2016,

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/air-rage-forces-delta-flight-land-cases-soar-n701336

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


American Government Prevents Fusion Of American Airlines and US Airways? August 13, 2013

What Does the $11 Billion Dollar Airline Merger Mean? PBS February 14, 2013

Radio shows and recordings

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

Podcast from Tin Rage Productions — Flying hits new low — April 13, 2017

Are You On Board With Cellphones On Airplanes? WBUR Public Radio “On Point” — December 14, 2016

PRESS RELEASES

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!

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