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Lawmaker calls for a stop to budget airlines’ malpractices By Charlie V. Manalo 04/20/2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lawmaker calls for a stop to budget airlines’ malpractices

By Charlie V. Manalo 04/20/2012

Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento yesterday raised the need to craft a law that would finally put a stop to the practices of budget airlines of overbooking, denied boarding, flight delays and cancellations “that cause travelers unnecessary inconvenience” as he cited the House committee on transportation’s ongoing initiative to standardize minimum services for budget airlines in a bid to provide fair and equal treatment for passengers.

While the increasing number of cheap airfares is part of the marketing campaigns by various airlines have brought air travel accessible even to the poor, there have also been mounting complaints about the shabby treatment of passengers availing themselves of these budget fare promos.

Sarmiento said he fully supports four resolutions and one privilege speech that were referred to the House committee on transportation underscoring complaints by passengers of “arbitrary and unfair” policies of low-cost carriers..... MORE

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