Will the long airport lines of spring break 2016 be back again this year?

If you’re already bracing for a long airport security line during the spring break travel season, then you must remember last year.

You do, don’t you? That’s when Transportation Security Administration screening wait times doubled under the weight of tighter security and swelling crowds. On just one day in mid-March, 6,800 American Airlines customers reportedly missed their flights, thanks to the lengthy TSA lines. Read more “Will the long airport lines of spring break 2016 be back again this year?”

Senate tries to stop airline fees

The U.S. Senate is taking a surprise stand against airline fees.
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FAA funding bill may mean big changes for fliers – or none

An impending fight in Congress this spring over the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill could affect your next flight, for better or worse.

Trade associations call the appropriations bill the most important piece of legislation in the travel industry. The last one, passed in 2012, not only funded the FAA but also turned tarmac-delay rules into law and established an advisory committee for Aviation Consumer Protection.
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Should tarmac-delay rules become law?

As someone who has spent a career listening to travelers complain, I know what you don’t like when you’re on vacation.

You hate being ripped off by airlines, car rental companies and hotels. Silly rules frustrate you, too. So does bad customer service.

But what you don’t tell me is often just as important.
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Weekend survey: What’s the most important air travel issue for lawmakers?

The controversial, often-delayed FAA Reauthorization bill is being debated in Washington next week. The proposed legislation covers a lot of ground, from funding NextGen air traffic technology to forcing airlines to disclose fees.

This week’s big question: Which of these issues are the most important to you, the traveler?
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