Consumer groups applaud U.S. Senator Susan Collins for supporting airfare transparency | eTurboNews (eTN)

Leading consumer and business travel advocacy organizations, including Air Travel Fairness, the Business Travel Coalition (BTC), The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), Travelers United and the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA), are thanking U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine for her leadership in promoting airfare transparency and competition necessary for travelers to be able to choose from the best airfares and flight schedules, and for a healthy, competitive, free market economy to work.

WASHINGTON, D.C. In a March 8, 2018 letter to Sen. Collins, the organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of leisure and business travelers, said, “Despite the improving economy and record industry profits, airlines have been aggressively moving to restrict the distribution and display of publicly available fare and schedule information by travel websites.” The organizations added, “These changes have made it more difficult for consumers to find comprehensive flight and schedule information and shop for the best flight at the lowest price in a transparent, simple way.”

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