by Mark Albert
Consumers criticized some U.S. airlines, accusing them of price gouging as millions of residents sought to evacuate Texas and Florida as the hurricanes approached.
The bill, H.R. 3473, introduced by Rep. Nydia Velasquez (D-NY), is called the AirFARE Act—an acronym that stands for “Airline Freeze of Astronomical Increases in Rates Act.”
“What is unacceptable is seeing ticket prices increase six-fold when residents are trying to flee the path of a hurricane,” Rep. Velasquez said in a release.
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