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Senators receive award for trying to make flying more expensive

FLYERTALK: The Consumer Choice Center has awarded two senators with a sarcastic Bureau of Nannyism Award (BAN) for their attempts to re-regulate the air travel industry and make flights more expensive. Two senators have been recognized by the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), a global consumer rights body, for their efforts in making air travel more costly. Senators Edward […]

Governments are going after airline and credit card fees: why that will cost us more than it saves

You could think of add-on fees this way: they aren’t fees, they’re opt-outs. Be it credit card fees or extra fees on airlines, politicians are trying to crack down on extra charges in the name of protecting the consumer. In reality, they do quite the opposite. The European Union Banned Credit Card Fees Since January […]

Price controls on checked bag fees will not make flying cheaper

The cheapest return flight from New York to Los Angeles is five times lower today than it was back in the 1970s, when airfares were regulated by the Civil Aeronautics Board. Despite this massive decrease in fares and increase in consumer choice, some politicians are planning to re-regulate the U.S. airline industry and go back […]

FAIR Fees Act would make air travel more unfair

The new FAA reauthorization bill includes a provision by Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., that would effectively turn the entire business of air travel upside down. The so-called FAIR (Forbid Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act) Fees Act targets any fee for a change or cancellation of a reservation for a flight in interstate air transportation, […]

Canada’s Transport Minister: Expanded Egypt and UAE air agreement a win for consumers

ETN: David Clement, Toronto based North American Affairs Manager of the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), said that “The expanded agreement is a step in the right direction regarding air transport liberalization. That said, the next step here has to be further liberalization.”

Consumer advocate suggests failure to approve ride hailing in B.C. risks public safety

NEWS 1130: The North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center, David Clement, says the use of companies like Uber and Lyft helped significantly reduce drunk driving in the United States.

Hamburg bekommt aus USA Auszeichnung für Fahrverbote

PAGEN STECHER: Hamburg erfährt mit seinen beiden Mini-Fahrverboten nicht nur bundesweite Aufmerksamkeit. Auch in den USA stoßen die Maßnahmen auf ein Echo. Das Consumer Choice Center (CCC) hat heute der Hansestadt den BAN-Award verliehen.

NĚJAK MOC LÍTÁTE!

FINMAG: Cestování letadlem má podle ochránců životního prostředí za následek přílišné znečištění.

Prendre l’avion est une liberté qu’il faut défendre

LES ECHOS: En Europe, le transport aérien a bien illustré la manière dont le marché libre peut réduire les coûts de transport pour les consommateurs. Désormais, ce secteur est attaqué par les écologistes.

Environmentalists Are Sounding the Alarm: You’re Flying Too Much

FEE: In Europe, air travel has been a blissful example of how the free market can lower transport costs for consumers. But now, it is coming under fire from environmentalists.

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