However, other flyerTalk members believe that guidelines like this, announced by Alaska Airlines, are nothing more than a „cash grab“ by airlines. This is the following provision – which is part of the improvement of passenger protection by the United States Department of Transportation – which, according to some reports, successively leads to changes in airline baggage guidelines: in 1941, Star Air Service was purchased by Raymond Marshall, a New York businessman. In 1942, the company purchased three more airlines in Alaska, Lavery Air Service, Mirow Air Service and Pollack Flying Service, as well as a hangar at Anchorage Airport. This year, the airline`s name was changed to Alaska Star Airlines.  The name Alaska Airlines was adopted on May 2, 1944, after a competitor, also a candidate, was narrowly defeated.