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The number of complaints against airlines has skyrocketed over 300% as flights are cancelled during summer travel season

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Travelers queue up move through the north security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport, Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Denver. David Zalubowski/AP
In April, the US Department of Transportation received 5,079 complaints about airline service.
The number is up 14.8% from complaints received in March, and up 321.5% from pre-pandemic April 2019.
Of the complaints, 62.5% were against US carriers and 27.7% were against foreign air carriers.
Flight delays and cancellations are continuing to plague travelers in the US, and more customers are lodging formal complaints...
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Air travel is a hot mess. There's not much the government can do about it

Air travel is a hot mess. There's not much the government can do about it

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The airline industry may be booming, but flying is arguably worse than ever, with cancellations and delays rampant - and more disruptions predicted for the busy July Fourth weekend.
And there's not much the federal government can do about it.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently called airline CEOs to a meeting to talk about how to ease the waves of delays and cancellations that have stranded thousands of passengers this summer - during the Juneteenth-Father's Day weekend, some 3,000 flights were canceled and tens of thousands more delayed. But so far, talking is all that's...
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