An overview of aircraft movements at New York LaGuardia Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

DOT and Lawmakers Push Airlines for Refunds

Airlines around the world have made it widely known that they have relaxed and changed their change and cancellation policies due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In the United States, however, airlines have not changed their policies when it comes to refunds. This has struck a bad note with some consumers.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has seen a spike in the number of complaints from customers regarding ticket refunds. In a normal month, the agency receives around 1,500 air…

How Congress Is Trying to Bring More Women Into Aviation

In a bipartisan effort to create more opportunities for women in the aviation industry, Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), are cosponsoring a bill called the Promoting Women in the Aviation Workforce Act. The bill, which was put into committee Dec. 18, aims to enlarge the footprint of women…