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  • Transparent Airfares Act of 2014: A proposal based on lies

    Transparent Airfares Act of 2014: A proposal based on lies
    Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked up a proposed bill that would allow airlines once again to omit taxes and fees from advertised prices and instead add them in later, just before you buy. Make no mistake: This "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" is an anti-consumer bill. It was drafted, marked up, and sent to the House without any input from consumer or business travel interests. And it is based on lies.
  • Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines

    Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines
    This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details. WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk. But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of...

    Congressman Alcee Hastings calls for gasoline tax increase

    Congressman Alcee Hastings calls for gasoline tax increase
    Citing the need for highway infrastructure improvements, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, said Friday the federal gasoline tax should be increased. He called for a “slight increase” in...

    About 400 U.S. flights delayed as sequestration takes hold

    About 400 U.S. flights delayed as sequestration takes hold
    Sequestration is starting to frustrate air travelers. About 400 flights were delayed Sunday because of air traffic controller furloughs, the Federal Aviation Administration said, and a few more interruptions were reported Monday, though the nation's air...

    Midway Airport gets reprieve from overnight tower closures

    Midway Airport gets reprieve from overnight tower closures
    Midway Airport has received a reprieve from possible overnight closures of its air-traffic control tower, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski said Tuesday. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce on Wednesday that 72 airports, including Midway,...