Airline regulations should work for, not against, consumers

Source: Ken McEldowney, Consumer Action

The last five years of airline “consolidation” have not been good for consumers. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the inflation-adjusted average airfare has increased nearly 10 percent since 2009. Competitors who used to keep costs low have been gobbled up by the big three airlines – US Airways Group, United Continental Holdings, and Delta – leaving consumers with few places to turn if they cannot afford the higher prices.

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