U.S. President Barack Obama, who says he will miss having his own plane ''a lot,'' outlines steps his administration is taking to spur competition in the airline industry and to protect consumers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: In his weekly address on Saturday (October 22), U.S. President Barack Obama outlined the actions his administration is taking to spur competition in the airline industry and to protect consumers. "One of the best parts of being president is having your own really nice plane. And I'm going to miss it. A lot," Obama began. "I think we all know that the system can work a little better for everybody," the president said. "First, we're proposing refunds for anyone whose bag is delayed... second, we're requiring airlines to report more information on things like how likely it is that you'll lose your luggage or reach your destination on time. Third, we're providing more protections for travelers with disabilities," Obama said.