Feds Unveil New Rules on Airline Fees, Delays

airline passengersThe U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines to disclose hidden fees, double compensation for passengers that are bumped from flights and require carriers to refund extra bag fees when luggage is lost.

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tim

Have you seen an airlne make money in the last ten years,even little southwest makes a fraction of what it used to before 9-11 and oil gouging thats where the goverment should act but they wont touch the pigs at opec

April 21 2011 at 12:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
defelicep

I"m sure any additional costs incurred by the airlines from this will be passed on to the consumer. In most cases, the Government getting involved just causes more problems. JUst like when they passed that stupid credit card reform law not too long ago where the credit card companies have to give you so many days before they can charge you late fee's etc. Well, I have flawless credit. My score is in the 800's and my interest rate on my card was 9.9% and as soon as they passed the law, my rate jumped to 17.9%. Government always doing the dog and pony show to make themselves look good.

April 21 2011 at 8:38 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
JOAO DE MATOS

THIS IS PURE DISCRIMANATION AGAINST THE AIRLINES AND TRAVEL AGENTS!!!!! DID YOU EVER READ THE SMALL PRINTS WHEN YOU BUY A CAR??OR ANYTHING (MILLIONS OF ITEMS) THAT THES IS INCLUDED AFTER PURCHASE??? COME ON, WHERE IS THE FRASE :NOBODY ABOVE THE LAW?

April 21 2011 at 8:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply