Their advocacy results in big, embarrassing airline fines. They’ve helped create federal agencies that make air travel safer. And they’ve brought competition and transparency to the skies. “You’ve never heard of these people, but they’ve changed the way you fly”
When it comes to getting advice — especially financial advice — truth can be such a relative thing. “The lies your financial advisor tells you (and how to spot them)”
If the words “price transparency” don’t make your eyes glaze over, then you’re probably one of the hundreds of thousands of travelers who feel ripped off by a low price.
“Why travelers need transparency now”
When the Transportation Department (DOT) announced new “enhanced” protections for air travelers last week, the reaction was predictable. Airlines complained loudly that they were being re-regulated. Consumer groups offered a collective eye-roll, grumbling that it wasn’t enough. And the government cheerfully congratulated itself. “New DOT initiatives target airlines’ baggage fees and price transparency. Are they enough?”