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Nevada Senators Ask Airlines to Avoid Fare Hikes

Nevada Senators Ask Airlines to Avoid Fare Hikes
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By    |   Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:50 PM

Both Nevada's U.S. Senators sent a letter to airline CEOs, asking them to enact policies that will prevent travelers from facing higher fares for changing their plans after Sunday's deadly shooting in Las Vegas, The Hill reported.

"With Americans from all corners of the country being affected by this horrific tragedy, we feel even more can be done to help," wrote Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Dean Heller, R-Nev. "We implore all airlines to keep a close and watchful eye on the pricing of flights for those impacted."

Las Vegas' McCerran International Airport was shut down immediately after the shooting, and faced heavy delays after reopening. Travelers affected by the shooting might be forced to make last-minute changes, which can have much higher fares then they had originally paid.

"Given the scope and the nature of this tragedy, there will be a variety of traveling needs, and we encourage all national airlines to do the right thing and assist in supporting the families and friends looking to travel to the side of those dearest to them, and victims seeking to return home safely," the senators wrote.

They asked airlines to "immediately begin the process for expanding customer assistance efforts, implementing economically sensitive airfare and fee policies, like those for ticket changes, cancellations, and all baggage fees, and ensuring that any and all refunds are promptly issued for flights."

Some airlines came under fire immediately after Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September.

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Both Nevada's U.S. Senators sent a letter to airline CEOs, asking them to enact policies that will prevent travelers from facing higher fares for changing their plans after Sunday's deadly shooting in Las Vegas, The Hill reported.
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