Airlines rebuffed by court over consumer rules

Three airlines, all generally regarded as discounters, were rebuffed by a Washington federal appeals court in their effort to keep regulators from adopting new rules protecting consumers when they buy tickets. Among the rules is one requiring disclosure of all fees and taxes in advertising ticket prices. Now, the airlines can detail the fees and taxes "nearby," which usually means in small type and in a footnote. Read a little more about what the appeals court told the airlines.

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