Open Allies Survey: Consumers Demand Ability to Search, Compare, and Purchase Ancillary Fees Uncategorized September 4th, 2014

AIR TRAVEL SURVEY: CONSUMERS DEMAND ABILITY TO SEARCH, COMPARE, AND PURCHASE AIRLINE FEES 71 Percent Say Airlines Should Have to Sell Ancillary Services Wherever They Sell Tickets; 81 Percent Say Current Airline Practices on Fees Are Unfair and Deceptive Washington, D.C. – September 4, 2014 – A new survey of more than 1,000 air travelers […]

Open Allies Announces Agreement with IATA on Conditions to Res. 787 Uncategorized January 22nd, 2014

OPEN ALLIES AND IATA AGREE ON RESOLUTION 787 CONDITIONS  Organizations Working to Establish Industry Forum with Other Stakeholders to Address Distribution Standard Setting Washington D.C. – January 22, 2014 – Open Allies for Airfare Transparency (Open Allies) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced agreement on a set of conditions the two organizations […]

Text of Joint Open Allies/IATA Filing with DOT Uncategorized January 22nd, 2014

Following is the text of the joint motion on conditions for Resolution 787 filed by Open Allies and the International Air Transport Association with the US Department of Transportation. Final Joint Motion for Leave

Association for Airline Passenger Rights Endorses This Is Your Passenger Speaking Uncategorized June 6th, 2013

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights today endorsed Open Allies’ This Is Your Passenger Speaking campaign: “The Association for Airline Passenger Rights is committed to improving price transparency within the airline industry, and ending the practice of hidden fees for checked baggage, seats, boarding options and other ancillary services,” said Brandon M. Macsata, Executive Director […]

Open Allies calls on IATA to resubmit NDC resolution to DOT Uncategorized June 5th, 2013

Open Allies is calling on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to withdraw, modify and resubmit its “New Distribution Capability” (NDC) resolution to the DOT so that it is consistent with promises recently adopted at IATA’s Annual General Meeting on June 3, 2013. In May 2013, Open Allies submitted comments to the DOT urging the […]

Read the June edition of Open Allies Update Uncategorized June 3rd, 2013

Click here to read the June edition of our Open Allies Update newsletter.  

USA Today: 5 trends to look for in travel this year – Passenger Protection Uncategorized January 2nd, 2013

In an article in USA Today, reporter Nancy Trejos expects passenger protection, including a new DOT rule on airline fee transparency, to be among the biggest travel trends of 2013: Passenger Protection The Transportation Department has taken a more aggressive role in protecting air travelers the last four years, and it isn’t letting up. The […]

Economist Business Travel blog: Airline fee disclosure – We’re not going to tell you how much this will cost Uncategorized January 2nd, 2013

The Economist’s Gulliver business travel blog has an excellent post highlighting how U.S. airlines are making it difficult for consumers to understand the full cost of their travel due to the airlines’ refusal to share fee information with online travel sites and travel agents: Airlines don’t want you to know how much your ticket will […]

Associated Press: Fees undermine fliers’ ability to compare fares Uncategorized January 2nd, 2013

An in-depth article by Joan Lowy of the Associated Press,  Fees undermine fliers’ ability to compare fares, details how airlines are making it difficult for consumers to comparison shop for the true all-in cost (fares+fees+taxes) of air travel and how the Department of Transportation is considering a new rule to address this important consumer issue: […]

Don’t Let Unexpected Airline Fees Be the Gag Gift of Upcoming Holiday Travel – Simple tips to avoid unexpected fees Uncategorized December 10th, 2012

Open Allies reminds holiday travelers booking trips to calculate the full “all-in” cost (fares+fees+taxes) of airfares 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 Transparency asked some travelers how […]