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Biden's plan to eliminate hidden airline fees is taking flight

Posted on AllSides September 27th, 2022
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The Biden administration wants air travelers to have complete transparency when booking flights.

The Department of Transportation will require air carriers and ticket agents to “clearly disclose” passenger-specific or itinerary-specific baggage fees, change fees, cancellation fees, and adjacent seating fees, according to a new proposed rule (pdf) published yesterday (Sept. 26). All fees “should be disclosed at the first point in a search process where a fare is listed.” The new rule will affect any flight to, within, and from the US.

The decision comes following a chaotic summer full of flight delays and cancellations sparking...

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