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Summary Report on Airline Fee Survey
September 4th, 2014

This report summarizes the results of a consumer survey on airline fees.  The survey was conducted online among 1,162 US adults who have flown at least once in the last year from August 28 – September 1, 2014 by Open Allies for Airfare Transparency and Travelers United. Traveler survey data summary

Travel Orgs Release Principles for Future of Air Travel Distribution
October 28th, 2013

Principles for the Future of Air Travel Distribution Consumers today have an incredible range of options for searching, comparing, and purchasing travel services, from online travel sites to traditional travel agents, corporate travel departments, and provider web sites.  The current system is robust and competitive, and participants are adapting quickly to meet the changing needs […]

Travel Industry Groups Propose Collaborative Process for Development of Distribution Standards, Invite IATA to Join
October 28th, 2013

Dublin / Washington D.C. – October 28, 2013 – Several travel industry organizations from the U.S. and Europe today announced a collaborative process to help develop open and business-model neutral data standards that will enable enhanced distribution of airline products through any channel. The goal of the initiative is help the industry reach consensus on […]

Nine major consumer & travel groups urge OMB to release transparency rule
September 5th, 2013

Nine of the nation’s largest consumer and travel groups today released a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging the Administration to release the long-delayed rule on fee transparency.  Andrew Weinstein, Executive Director of Open Allies, and Charles Leocha, Director of the Consumer Travel Alliance, unveiled a banner in front of the […]

Open Allies urges IATA to withdraw Res. 787, work with industry on new approach
July 17th, 2013

Open Allies for Airfare Transparency sent the following letter to IATA CEO Tony Tyler urging his organization to withdraw the contradictory and flawed Resolution 787 and work with other stakeholders in the travel industry on a more constructive approach. Final Open Allies IATA letter

Open Allies files comments on IATA Resolution 787 with US Department of Transportation
July 17th, 2013

Open Allies for Airfare Transparency filed the following Surreply with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to comments from IATA on Resolution 787, which has been submitted for DOT approval. Open Allies Surreply

Open Allies calls on IATA to formally resubmit NDC resolution to U.S. DOT
June 5th, 2013

Coalition says recent IATA promises regarding purpose and function of NDC should be officially submitted for adoption by the DOT WASHINGTON, D.C. – Open Allies for Airfare Transparency (Open Allies) is calling on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to withdraw, modify and resubmit its “New Distribution Capability” (NDC) resolution to the U.S. Department of […]

Airline Passengers Demand New Consumer Protections To End Hidden Fees In Air Travel Shopping
May 22nd, 2013

Campaign invites travelers to join the more than 60,000 consumers, advocates and travel companies calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to put an end to hidden fees in air travel United States – Airline passengers, consumer advocates and travel companies from across the United States today launched This is Your Passenger Speaking, a new […]

Open Allies praises Supreme Court for action supporting consumer protections
April 1st, 2013

Coalition pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not review the D.C. Circuit Court’s rule on airline consumer regulations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the April 1 U.S. Supreme Court denial to review the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision on airline consumer regulations, Open Allies for Airfare Transparency praises the Court’s actions that shed light on […]

Don’t Let Unexpected Airline Fees Be the Gag Gift of Upcoming Holiday Travel
December 10th, 2012

Open Allies reminds holiday travelers booking trips to calculate the full “all-in” cost (fares+fees+taxes) of airfares WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 10 – Frequent and even occasional travelers are learning they must factor in add-on airline fees when calculating the full all-in cost of air travel. With the busy holiday travel season approaching, Open Allies for Airfare […]