Victory for Airline Lobby expands airline exemption from consumer protection law: FlyersRights.org

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that it was withdrawing a pending rule requiring airlines to disclose fees for baggage and other so called extra services to online travel booking sites, making comparison price shopping more difficult for consumers, according to FlyersRights.org.

This regulatory reform, pending since 2014, was started because many airlines refuse to timely disclose their fees and sometimes even their air fares to online travel sites like Expedia or Priceline.

The DOT also withdrew a rule to require airlines to disclose profits on ancillary fees.

FlyersRights.org with over 60,000 members advocates for the rights and interests of airline passengers. It publishes a weekly newsletter, maintains a staffed office in Washington DC, operates a toll free hotline for passengers 877-FLYERS6 and a web site at www.flyersrights.org