Travelers will be able to see what an airline ticket really costs – and comparison-shop more easily among airlines – under new regulations proposed by federal authorities.
Under a consumer-protection rule proposed Wednesday, airlines would have to disclose all extra fees such as checked-bag charges and the fees for assigned seats. See the story on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed airline fee disclosure.
Comments from the public are being sought on the new requirements. A 90-day comment period will begin on May 23 when the rule is published in the Federal Register; an overview is available now.