Crown Politics

Susan Collins sides with flyers over the big airlines

Sen. Susan Collins has introduced legislation that could help save travelers billions of dollars in higher airfares by protecting competition and consumers’ ability to easily compare their options.

Bangor International Airport is served by four airlines: Allegiant, American, Delta and United. In the case of American, Delta and United, unless your destination is one of their “hub” cities, you need to change planes somewhere along the way. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, of the top 10 destinations from Bangor, all but two are served by just one airline, giving carriers a nonstop monopoly on those routes.

In light of that, how can Mainers find the best flight schedule and an affordable airfare for them, their family or their business? How can they compare differences between airlines serving Bangor in how long a trip takes and what the total cost will be?

The Fiddlehead Focus / St. John Valley Times is pleased to feature content from our sister company, Bangor Daily News. To read the rest of “Susan Collins sides with flyers over the big airlines,” an article by contributing writer Kurt Ebenhoch, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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