Congress wants less airline competition. Is anyone surprised?

If there’s any doubt Congress is beholden to the powerful airline lobby, this should settle it: An influential group of representatives has just introduced a bill that would effectively block Norwegian Air from operating between the United States and Europe.
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It’s springtime for travel rights – but will it last?

It started with a proposed bill to set minimum seat sizes on planes. Then a senator took on hotel resort fees, and another put airline surcharges in his crosshairs. And then the Senate released one of the most passenger-friendly Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bills in a generation.
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It’s time for Congress to stand up for air travelers

Now that the dust has settled after Round 1 of the fight for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, air travelers are wondering: What’s in it for us?
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Why airlines lie — and what you can do about it

Airlines lie.

They lie about amenities, fares, loyalty programs and schedules. They lie to you. And they lie to me.
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Congress comes to the aid of travelers, sort of

Congress last week proposed not one, but three ideas that could dramatically improve your next travel experience. I know that sounds like the opening line of a joke, but it’s true.
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