By Amber Pavucsko, Staff Writer At the end of 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) stated that there would be greater protections surrounding airliner “junk fees.” This would include disclosing fees such as charging to seat a young child next to a parent, traveling with a first checked bag, […]
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Legal Fallout of Southwest Airlines’ Holiday “Meltdown”
By Jacob Schramm, Features Editor Over the 2022 Christmas holiday, thousands of travelers’ flights were cancelled as winter storms ran across the central and eastern United States. The news ran stories about solo travelers and families who spent Christmas in airports, stranded in unfamiliar states without luggage and without certainty […]
United Airlines Highlights the Lack of Passenger Rights on Commercial Airlines
By Kurt Valentine, Staff Writer A recent incident filmed by passengers onboard a United Airlines flight, which was operated by their regional affiliate Republic Airlines, has caught the public’s attention. The incident occurred when passengers already on the plane had to be removed to accommodate four airline employees that […]