Consumer groups hit airlines on two fronts

A coalition of consumer organizations, led by the grandaddy of them, Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, issued a highly critical report yesterday on action by the airline industry on two fronts: Raising fares in August when Congress allowed taxes on airline tickets to lapse, and the ongoing problem of airlines not clearly displaying the total cost of a flight, including all fees, on Web sites before a purchase is made. Read a full report from the Consumer Travel Alliance on the complaints here .... 

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