A previous post noted that the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had introduced the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. This is a reprint of our earlier story about this misguided bill designed to make airfares more confusing. The committee just announced yesterday afternoon that it would bring this bill to “mark-up” tomorrow, […]
Yesterday, a group of Representatives introduced the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. This bill is a major step backwards for consumers and the sponsors of this bill, from both sides of the aisle, have simply not thought through what they are proposing. And, the airline lobbyists, intent on finding ways to make airline pricing more obscure, are flogging a dead horse that has been killed at least three times over the past three years.
I just looked at my ticket from Washington, DC, to Calgary, Canada, and was stunned at the list of taxes and fees.
In a dramatic win for airline consumers, the final act of the historic Department of Transportation (DOT) rulemaking concluded last week when the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld DOT’s power to regulate how airline tickets are advertised and sold.