Fair Fares

New rules make purchasing an airline ticket more transparent.

The final sections of the U.S. Department of Transportation's “Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections II” consumer rules are now in effect, with strict new requirements on advertising and sales of air travel.

Among the changes welcomed by travelers:

  • All advertised airfares must state the entire price, including all taxes, fees, and other charges.

  • Web sites selling air tickets must provide specific information regarding the free baggage allowance, ca

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