Airlines in the US will have to display fees together with fares
The often surprisingly inexpensive fares that US consumers see some airlines advertising may start to appear more expensive later in January. The US government is now acting to enforce consumer protection rules on carriers so that they display their fees together with the fares. Airlines have two weeks to make the changes.
Airlines must: advertise fares including all government taxes and other fees, which are often currently concealed in footnotes; include baggage fees when a passenger books and pays online; give customers 24 hours to change reservations free of charge.
[pictured: Check-in at American Airlines’ new terminal at New York JFK]