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White Home: Rule will present 'true price' of aircraft tickets – Camden Information


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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden introduced a brand new initiative Monday that might finally enable shoppers to see a extra full worth on airline tickets — together with baggage and alter charges — earlier than they purchase, because the White Home continues to seek for methods to decrease prices for People amid persistently excessive inflation.

The White Home says the proposed rule from the Transportation Division will stop airways from hiding the “true price” of airline tickets, which might assist shoppers get monetary savings up entrance and encourage extra competitors amongst airways to supply higher fares. The requirement will apply not solely to airways straight but in addition to third-party search websites resembling Kayak and Expedia.

Airways made practically $5.3 billion in baggage charges and practically $700 million on cancellation and alter charges final yr, based on Transportation Division figures. Airways cost a wide range of different charges for further legroom and different perks that aren’t tracked by the federal government.

A commerce group for the biggest U.S. airways mentioned carriers already disclose phrases and the full price of a ticket. “This contains transparency concerning taxes and authorities charges on airline tickets, which account for greater than 20% of many home one-stop, roundtrip tickets,” mentioned Katherine Estep, a spokeswoman for Airways for America.

The rule seeks to focus on a typical scenario confronted by shoppers the place a ticket worth is listed on an airline or search web site, however with info usually listed elsewhere about any extra airline charges


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