Welcome to Consumer Reports Advocacy

Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit organization that works for a fair, safe and transparent marketplace.

Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

We hope you will partner with us and our six million members for a better world.

Testimony: The United/Continental Airlines Merger: How Will Consumers Fare?

When Congress passed the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act just 11 days after the 9/11 attacks and the U.S. airline industry received a $5 billion bailout, it was argued that the nation’s airlines were essential to America’s economy, infrastructure, security, and defense. Consumers Union agrees with these assertions, and that is why we’re so concerned that a mega-merger between United and Continental will be detrimental to airline passengers.