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DOT Suspends Proposed Rule Requiring Airlines To Show Baggage Fee At Booking

John Amis/AP The U.S. Department of Transportation released a statement last week announcing it would withdraw a proposed rule that would force airlines to disclose Baggage and other fees at the time of ticket purchase.

The decision to rescind the yet-to-be-enforced regulation from the Obama administration received heated responses from members of Congress and airline consumer rights organizations.

The officially named "Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees" was one of two measures the department dropped Thursday.

Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren and Richard Blumenthal released a joint statement on Friday condemning the DOT's decision.

Gary Leff of website View from the Wing wrote this as part of his explanation as to why the department formally dropped the proposed regulation: "Because it was dumb."


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  • US drops plan to require more airfare transparencyBusiness Traveller
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  • Trump administration nixes proposal requiring airlines disclose baggage feesNBC2 News
  • Department of Transportation Drops Airline Fee Transparency EffortsTravel Market Report
  • Department of Transportation: Airline passengers paid $1.2 billion in baggage ...WPSD Local 6

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