WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about Democrats threatening to abandon President Obama on health provisions, how the merger of American Airlines and US Airways may effect consumers and what Preet Bharara plans to do about bullying in the Pine Bush school district in upstate New York.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to lower the fees for charge for changing flights, which they recently raised. Four major airlines — Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, U.S. Airways and United Airlines — recently increased fees on ticket changes from $150 to $200. Schumer says the additional charge makes it difficult for families on fixed budgets. He says plans can change due to sick children or work demands.
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