Let’s make flying more transparent
Tell Congress to pass strong bill that will bring more transparency and accountability to airline bookings.

A bill moving through Congress could help put some reasonable limits on the fees that make flying so much harder than it should be.  Or it could take a step backward. Any new bill should preserve existing protections and should:

  • Require airlines and other ticket sellers to disclose baggage fees, cancellation fees, change fees, ticketing fees, and seat selection fees at the outset, rather than hiding them till you are about to buy your ticket -- or even after you buy.
  • Prohibit excessive flight change and cancellation fees by requiring them to be tied to the cost of providing the service.
  • Require airlines and ticket sellers to make absolutely clear that you do not have to pay an extra “seat selection fee” in order to get a seat on the plane.
  • Create a consumer advocate position at the Department of Transportation to assist with customer complaints about airlines.

Send your lawmakers now to ask them to keep the FAA Reauthorization Act strong for consumers.

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