Posted September 25, 2018

FAA Bill Spares TMCs From New Customer Service Requirements

The U.S. House and Senate in recent days reached a bipartisan, final agreement on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 to fund the Federal Aviation Administration for five years and set forth a variety of provisions on airport infrastructure, airline safety and even airplane seat sizes. There is some relief for corporate travel agencies buried in the bill, which is widely expected to go into law. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted April 30, 2010

US Airways: Some, Not All Fees To Be Disclosed At Point Of Sale

US Airways executives this week during the carrier's annual media day in Phoenix fielded a question on language in the Senate version of the FAA Reauthorization bill which deals with required fee disclosures.

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Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted March 25, 2010 - Danbury, Conn.

Senate Bill Instructs DOT To Regulate Airline Fee Displays 'On The Internet'

The Department of Transportation is expected in the coming months to regulate the disclosure and online display of add-on fees that airlines charge for checked bags, seat assignments and various other product attributes.

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Posted July 15, 2009

2009 FAA Bill - NextGen

Yesterday this bill moved up the proposed date for NextGen being fully implemented from 2025 to 2018 at an estimated cost of $40,500,000,000 (it looks bigger if you show it in purely numbers) or about $133 per every single person in the US. This is just for funding in 2010 and 2011. That is about 12 times Garmin's annual revenues (I'm not advocating a BUY here... just having fun with the numbers, but I got in at $23.65) ...

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Posted by: David LeCompte | More by David LeCompte
Posted January 20, 2009 - Danbury, Conn.

Travel Associations Counsel Obama

The nations 44th president needs to focus on some pretty heavy issues after today's inauguration, but industry representatives hope the Obama administration has time to focus on travel, tourism and transportation sooner than later. An alphabet soup o Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted September 26, 2008

McCain, Obama And Business Travel Issues

At this week's inaugural edition of The Beat Live in Cleveland, attendees got a healthy (or, at least, large) dose of politics as The Beat's Jay Campbell presented results of The Beat's Election '08 Reader Poll and consultant Tom Wilkinson took the audience through a rundown of the two presidential candidates' positions on issues related to business travel. Linked below, the presentations built upon The Beat's recent three-part series on McCain, Obama And The Issues.

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Posted September 18, 2008 - New York City

FEATURE: McCain, Obama And The Issues, Part 1

With Election Day just about six weeks from now, we are exploring how presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama view issues directly and indirectly related to the travel industry. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas with reporting by Jay Campbell & Lauren Darson | More by David Jonas
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