The Senate is Grandstanding Against Airline Fees… Here’s How to Provide Real Consumer...

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    Republican Congressman John Mica (R-FL) is offering a phony law to cap checked bag fees as a stunt to push his real agenda, which is increasing the cap on facility fees that airports can charge as part of ticket prices. Realizing that bashing the airlines is good politics, and not wanting to be left out, Senator Ben Nelson (D-FL) has a new report out of the Commerce Committee that bashes airline fees. Not everything in the report is idiotic, even if most of the underlying premises are. In fact once we get through all the bad ideas, there's a pretty good one in there. Continue reading The Senate is Grandstanding Against Airline Fees… Here’s How to Provide Real Consumer Protection Instead...

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