In news from the Business Travel Coalition (BTC), the organization is urging Members of the U.S. Senate to address the Open Fuels Standard amendment (S.A. 1657) offered by Senators Marie Cantwell (D-WA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN). That pending transportation bill will ensure new cars be made to enable fuel competition from non-petroleum fuels sources such as natural gas, methanol, bio diesel, electric, and other sources. The coalition charges that strategic reliance oil has drastic adverse effects across the travel sector.
BTC Offers Airlines Advice on Saving Money and Customers
The Business Travel Coalition has offered some helpful advice to airlines that find themselves struggling to pay fuel bills and also please their customers. According to Kevin Mitchell, BTC Chairman, airlines are facing a potential backlash from angry customers who are fed up with increases in airfares and hidden ancillary fees. Airlines around the U.S. […]
DOT: Airlines Must Disclose Ancillary Fees
The Business Travel Coalition has expressed its enthusiasm over the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) decision to apply consumer airline protection. The rule would require airlines to declare any ancillary fees along with the standard information provided at all points of sale. Some of the common added fees include checked baggage and ticketing fees. Regarding […]
American Airline’s Sues Orbitz and Travelport, BTC Responds
In response to an American Airlines antitrust lawsuit against Travelport and Orbitz, the Business Travel Coalition (BTC) released a statement saying the travel programs are simply pawns in the airline’s game, and the lawsuit is a symptom of a larger problem. American filed suit against Orbitz and Travelport for discouraging travelers from using the airline’s […]