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U.S. Seeks Disclosure of All Fees Fliers Face

May 26, 2014
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Airlines and travel agents will be required to list fees for services like checked bags, carry-ons and seat reservations so that travelers can compare fares more easily under a proposal announced by the Transportation Department. The proposal would also broaden the definition of “ticket  agent,” so that travel websites like Kayak, which help consumers...

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Time to Reconsider Your Airline Credit Card?

April 12, 2014
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If you have an airline credit card, now may be the time to ditch it for something better. Delta is the latest airline to revamp its program to reward people based on how much they spend for their tickets, rather than how far they fly. That’s great news if you’re an elite frequent flier...

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Frequent Flier Programs Tighten Rules for Membership

February 19, 2014
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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are tightening their frequent flier loyalty program rules, bringing in minimum spending requirements for some members and demanding that they fly further to earn a business or first-class reward ticket. In so doing they are taking a lead from lower-cost competitors that already reward regular passengers based on...

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Southwest Airlines Fined For False Advertising

July 30, 2013
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Southwest Airlines Fined For False Advertising

The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined Southwest Airlines $200,000 for advertising cheap rates that it failed to provide. The fine, according, involved its “Luv A Fare Sale” from earlier this year when the airline offered one-way nonstop flights for less than $100. However, the DOT says Southwest only offered the deals for one...

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