In Case You Missed It: Consumer Travel Alliance Calls For Airline Fee Transparency

May 8th, 2012

The Consumer Travel Alliance is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to require airlines to disclose ancillary fees in every channel where they choose to sell tickets.

On its website, the Consumer Travel Alliance said, “additional baggage fees and other fees are not disclosed to more than half of airline consumers who buy tickets through travel agents or online. This makes it impossible to easily compare prices across airlines that include baggage, seat reservation and other fees.”

According to the organization, “disclosing, at the very least, the basic extras — baggage and seat reservation fees — is needed for any comparative-pricing honesty.”

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