Thursday, December 25, 2014

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.

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.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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