Regular visitors to this space probably know what this blogger thinks of the campaign to get airlines to fully disclose how much fees will add to the cost of a flight, the subject of a Department of Transportation rulemaking process this fall. Scroll back in the archives of the blog to Winging It columns written for The Inquirer earlier this year to see the stands I took if you have any doubt (the columns say "The column:" in the headline.)
The "Mad As Hell" campaign that is the subject of previous posts in the last two weeks has captured the attention of the media, and is part of a larger effort by the administration and Congress to make airlines treat customers better. In a nutshell, the airlines themselves created the need for the fee-disclosure regulation, making the likelihood of their adoption great.
But some people have different opinions about the wisdom of regulations or legislation regarding airlines. A long article by a USA Today reporter who's still being paid to report such things offers a wide range of opinons, as well as including multiple links to other information for those who want to read all about it.