Schumer gets airline backing for anti-fee regulations
Sen. Chuck Schumer has enlisted the aid of two of the smaller airlines in working against airline fees which he says will hurt families attempting to travel together. Currently, some airlines charge fees for travlers who wish to sit in window or aisle seats to avoid the dreaded middle seat on a three seat row. Schumer says that the fees injure families by requring the payment of fees for children when parents attempt to seat the entire family together.
Now the Senator is joined by two independent airlines, Virgin America Airlines and JetBlue, who have agreed that they will not charge for families to sit together.
Schumer also says that airlines should be required to disclose all fees to prospective purchasers online.
LPGA Championship may not return to area
The fate of the Wegmans LPGA Championship golf event is uncertain, due to the expiration of a contract that makes the event a major stop on the LPGA tour. The tournament, which is a separate legal entity, entered into contract with Wegmans, the LPGA and Locust Hill Country Club, to make the event a major tour stop. Now, fans are worried that one or more parties to the contract will allow it to expire. Tournament executives were cagey when questioned about the tour’s future. “You know I really don’t know at this point. We have to get into those negotiations to have a little better feel, so to give you an honest answer right now, I would just be speculating,” Tournament Co-Chair Jery Stahl told reporters.
Hot weather today with a high around 90. Tonight, cool, with a low in the middle 60s and a moderate chance of rain.