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ASTA statement on House passage of anti-consumer airline bill

ASTA statement on House passage of anti-consumer airline bill
ALEXANDRIA, VA - American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) President and CEO Zane Kerby issues this statement in response to the House of Representatives’ recent passage of the so-called Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156):
 
ASTA is disappointed by House passage of this anti-consumer legislation that will make airfares less transparent, not more. But we are undeterred in our resolve to resist H.R. 4156, and with the support of our members, turn now to the Senate to make our case and prevent this bill from going further.
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Congress Hates You, Votes To Bring Back Glory Days Of Opaque Airfare Pricing

Congress Hates You, Votes To Bring Back Glory Days Of Opaque Airfare Pricing

(Triborough)

Remember the good ol’ days of 2011, when you would see an airline advertising $99 tickets to somewhere nice, only to later find out that the actual airfare was much higher? For some reason that has absolutely nothing to do with huge amounts of donation money from the travel industry, the House of Representatives has decided that consumers should no longer have access to transparent airfares.

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