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Various: US scrutinizing airline frequent flyer programs

Old Dec 21, 2023, 2:25 pm
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Various: US scrutinizing airline frequent flyer programs

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department is scrutinizing the frequent flyer programs of major U.S. airlines for potential deceptive or unfair practices, the agency said Thursday as regulators step up oversight of the airline industry.

The department has been meeting in recent weeks with passenger airlines to discuss the popular loyalty programs, including transparency practices when booking award tickets, transferability of miles and notice given before making changes, two sources told Reuters.
https://www.reuters.com/business/aer...ms-2023-12-21/
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Old Dec 21, 2023, 4:32 pm
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I think I can pretty much speak for the flying public: Good.
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Old Dec 21, 2023, 7:29 pm
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Useless until and unless DOT forces minimum seat pitch standards and new evacuation standards.
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Old Dec 22, 2023, 4:07 am
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Yahoo News: Exclusive: US scrutinizing airline frequent flyer programs

Article below re Airline pgms. Should USA do also for Hotel Loyalty pgms ?
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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclu...tsrc=fin-notif
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Old Dec 22, 2023, 10:57 am
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The same 2 senators were outraged when the airlines opposed the credit card fee cap legislation. This is retribution disguised as consumer protection. Nothing in the proposal prevents the airlines from changing the program rules or limiting the seat availability.
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Old Dec 22, 2023, 1:12 pm
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I think I can pretty much speak for the flying public: Good.
I think I can pretty much speak for the public that deals with the results of government intervention. Ugh.
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