New federal rules designed to prevent long tarmac delays for international passengers will take effect Tuesday. The guidelines will provide greater compensation if fliers are bumped off flights and make airlines better disclose extra fees.
The Transportation Department is proposing new rules that would require carriers to disclose the fees they charge passengers in detail.
Passengers said they sat stunned as they watched a man walk quickly toward the front of American Airlines Flight 1561 as it was descending toward San Francisco.
Airlines will soon be required to refund bag fees if they lose luggage, and they’ll pay travelers more for bumping them from a flight.
American Airlines is giving up on its move to boost prices $10 on round-trips within the U.S. after other airlines declined to match the increase.
Wanna get away? You’d be wise to book your flight before the summer, as fares are set to skyrocket to keep pace with the price of crude.
To date, 19 executives have been charged with wrongdoing — four have gone to prison — and 21 airlines have coughed up more than $1.7 billion in fines in one of the largest criminal antitrust investigations in U.S. history.
Major U.S. airlines are raising prices to cover rising jet fuel prices.
The economic downturn has introduced a slew of new airline fees, so if you’ve got the traveling itch, you may want to make sure you have the cash before you scratch.