"They know the day is coming. Ironically, the airlines are the ones who own ATPCO, the system that distributes airfares to the GDSs and that has been modified and tested to handle fees as well. If airlines want to have thousands of fees, fine. But…"
"The online sites are revealing taxes and government fees. They can not tell customers the baggage, reservation, and other fees, because the airlines will not release the fees to them. Hard to believe, but true."
We actually ended up with more than 61,000 signatures by the end of the day.
It was a great success. Thanks to the members of this list who passed on the information.
My prediction: Definitely all fees will be spelled out on airline sites in one…"
"i am on the conference call right now with Southwest. It looks like a net improvement for the Northeast. SWA will come into DCA, BOS, Newark, LGA with more slots. Destinations should improve dramatically."
"We are turning next to rental car fees. There is a bill pending in Congress. Later if we can find a sponsor, a hotel tax issue as well. Complaining does no good with a path to success here in DC. We need a House and Senate sponsor to make anything…"
"Tomorrow is Mad As Hell Day. If you haven't signed the petition at www.madashellabouthiddenfees.com please do so and tell all your friends. We are into the 10s of thousands of signatures. It be a powerful message to send to DOT and the airlines."
"We're thinking about it. Not only are tall people discriminated against, but the elderly who can not lift carry-ons into the overhead bins and normally check baggage are discriminated against, families who need to carry more luggage are…"
"Tell me the story of your flight from hell. I am addressing all of the PR directors of all of the airlines at the ATA conference on Thursday. Who knows where stories I have will come into play. Actually, I am planning on asking them how we can work…"
"This week coming up is the last week to let the DOT know what you think about changes to airline regulations. You can go to regulationroom.org to register regarding all aspects of the new regulations. Go also to www.madashellabouthiddenfees.com,…"
"Jools, Thanks. I'd love to be on your blogor any other.
Our press release is at http://snipr.com/12vhdr. If you want more, let me know and I'll get it to you. The release has excerpts from the study we did."
Last week my group the Consumer Travel Alliance together with ASTA and the Business Travel Coalition launched a Mad as Hell about Hidden Fees petition. You can find it at www.madashellabouthiddenfees.com. I explain the effort on…"