'Unfair' And 'Deceptive' Frequent Flyer Practices Targeted By Senators

"Unfair" and "deceptive" practices are plaguing frequent flyer and airline loyalty programs, two senators say.

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Two U.S. Senators are calling for government action against unfair and deceptive practices in frequent flyer travel and airline loyalty programs.

Dick Durbin (D-IL), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) charge that, while airline loyalty programs may have begun by incentivizing and rewarding frequent flyers, they have “evolved to include co-branded credit cards and now often exclusively focus on dollars spent using these co-branded credit cards.”

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.