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Politicians Call For “Relief From Fee Gouging”

Politicians Call For “Relief From Fee Gouging”
Ryan Boyd

Carriers’ introduction of increased baggage and cancellation fees have prompted Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) and Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) to write to 11 different domestic carriers, asking whether there were any plans for yet higher fees.

Airlines for America spokesperson Alison McAfee said, “To the extent that fees or other surcharges help airlines generate more revenues or avoid costs for services that some passengers may not value, they help overcome an economic climate in which costs are rising steadily, as they are today.”

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  1. Dr. HFH

    September 12, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Just what we need. More government interference, more rules about what airlines can and cannot do.

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