Dog bites man: Politicians who think they should be in charge of everything think they should be in charge of airlines

Source: CNN

“Air travel is a mess right now and Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding that federal regulators do something about it. In a letter obtained first by CNN, the Massachusetts Democrat, along with California Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla, urges Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to use his vast powers to protect consumers by cracking down on the airline industry. The lawmakers want the Transportation Department to ‘aggressively’ use its authority to hold airlines accountable for surging prices, mounting cancellations and growing delays. … Beyond penalizing airlines for flight cancellations, Warren and Padilla want regulators to stop the decades-long consolidation of the airline industry.” (07/26/22)