Skip to comments.Airline Passenger Rights Proposal: 5 Things to Know
Posted on 05/22/2014 11:18:22 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
How often have you booked and paid for flights for you or your family, only to learn that the actual cost of your trip is far higher once you factor-in all the extra fees?
On Wednesday, with the summer travel season just weeks away, the Department of Transportation proposed new rules that would require airlines and travel websites to disclose those fees up-front.
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don’t they already do this? i know what i’m paying for a ticket and know about extra bag fees, etc before i purchase a ticket.
They need to ban babies and toddlers.
“Passenger Rights” enforced by a government that drags you forcibly into a naked body scanner before boarding.
Now THAT’S a Hoot!!
As long as there are Boats, Trains, and Automobiles, I will NOT be flying, because with my Irish temper some TSA agent would be laying on the floor for touching me in the wrong place. AND no perverted x rays either.
I thought they got rid of those scanners.
You’re assuming the airlines won’t come up with a new fee. Some want to charge for carry-ons or for printing you a ticket.
never... i have flown 7 round trips Cali to North Carolina in the last year and have had really good experiences each time... no lost luggage... no extra fees that i was not aware of... friendly airline employees... friendly and helpful TSA employees... only once was my gate changed... i missed one flight only to be booked on the next flight--which was 15 minutes later than my missed flight...
i once left my wallet at the curbside check in--running very late... the guy at the check in said, don't worry, i will call them to tell them you are coming up... so off i went--without my wallet! and he ran my wallet to me as i was going through security...
another time i had dropped my Nook without realizing it... i was at the curbside check in when security came to me and asked me if i had lost my tablet...
oh yes--and another time my niece had booked a round trip for me from NC to New Mexico for a weekend trip... i was to come home Monday, June 24th... she accidentally booked it for a return trip on July 24th! my husband caught the error on Monday, the day i was to fly back! after talking with a couple of people, Southwest changed it to the flight that very day, and did not charge extra...
before the past year, i had not flown in 15 years... somewhere along the way i had become afraid to fly... but i no longer have that fear...
A lot of people like to complain about “extra” fees. I’m not one of them — I actually welcome them.
As computers have made the costs of dis-aggregating ticket prices negligible; it was inevitable that the “extras” would be billed separately. So long as the savings are passed on to the customers, that suits me very well. As long as there is real competition in the airline industry, the savings will be passed on to the customers. That way, if I’m: traveling light; content with a seat with minimal leg room; not interested in eating airline food, reading airline magazines, or watching little airline TVs; not drinking airline booze; etc. I am saving a bundle on my ticket. I prefer that to cross-subsidizing people, who insist on all the “extras”.
I do too, even with British Airways. In January I booked a round trip flight to Germany for this September and they informed me of all the fees that were added to the basic fare. For the last give or six years I’ve been flying to California at lest once a year on United and they’ve given me the same information. I see no reason for the gov. to me more involved than it is already.
They need to ban babies and toddlers.
None of these “problems” is actually a problem.
What they should really go after are:
1. Airline that promise free travel for frequent flyer awards, then have none available to redeem, or charge immense “surcharges” (like British airways charges thousands of fees to go with the “free” ticket that the miles earned).
2. Cruise lines touting phony inflated “brochure fares” that are double the fare that anyone ever actually paid, just to be able to claim “2 for 1.”
3. A passenger bill of rights for the TSA process. I’m fine with the airlines. It’s the government that screws up the process.
4. Having one’s seat space intruded upon by an oversize passenger that the airline shouldn’t have sold a single coach seat to.
tsa: now with free obamacare prostate exam for woman!! (just to be equal rights and all that war on women fighting)
But we still had a 3 hour layover. To "make it up to us" United gave us four vouchers for Papadeaux restaurant in the airport. (Only my fave restaurant in the world). So, we got to our destination earlier than planned, and had a nice airport dinner on United.
I’ve always found the Southwest Airlines web quoted price IS the end price.
But, on cruise ships ... there’s fraud.
On any seven day cruise you will find the actual cost is over $200 MORE per passenger than the advertised rate. That’s criminal.
2. Cruise lines touting phony inflated brochure fares that are double the fare that anyone ever actually paid, just to be able to claim 2 for 1.
BINGO. Add $200 per person, ABOVE the advertised price, on a 7-day cruise.
Wow! That’s a striking admission by the airline industry, namely they’ll have to charge higher prices if they’re forced to quit lying about their prices!