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DOT’s Proposed Consumer Rule 3 — A Solution in Search of a Problem

With U.S. airlines and the most popular online travel search sites saying the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed new rule would hurt consumers, it begs the question, who stands to benefit? The answer is Global Distribution Systems (GDS). GDS are automated systems that allow transactions between consumers and travel agents. These systems currently lack the […]

Want to Stay Up to Date on Your Flight? There’s an App for That

Did you know that four out of every five flights arrive on time? And for those that do not, chances are they are delayed or impacted due to weather. Here are some tips on how you can be prepared in the event your flight does not go exactly according to plan. If your flight is […]

Disclaimer: Beware of the Fine Print When Comparing Transparency

Some in the media writing under the mantle of “consumer advocates” have attempted to draw a parallel between buying a car online and booking a flight. This is an apples and oranges comparison, and ignores the lack of transparency displayed (or not) by the very website they elevate as the epitome of transparency. The column […]

The Plane Facts: The DOT’s Proposed Rule is a Raw Deal in Disguise

Air travelers get the best level of service when airlines are able to tailor their products and services to the individual needs of their passengers. Unfortunately, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and special interest groups want to impose a new set of rules on airlines that interfere with the free market, which will harm consumers […]

How to Make Flying More Efficient While Using Less Fuel

Every day, U.S. carriers operate nearly 30,000 flights, moving passengers and freight safely and efficiently across the country and around the world. Each one helps support more than 11 million American jobs and nearly $1.5 trillion dollars in domestic economic activity. Now, new and exciting technology presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to profoundly improve on that […]