PHOTO: Airlines will not have to disclose baggage fees. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
The Trump administration has decided to suspend a plan put forth under the Obama administration to require airlines to disclose baggage fees with advertised fares, according to a report on Travel + Leisure.
“The proposal, originally brought forward in October 2016, was meant to provide greater transparency in advertised airfare while promoting ‘competition in the airline industry’ and ensuring that ‘passengers are treated fairly by the airline industry,’” reports Cailey Rizzo.
The proposal was open for public comment but has now been shelved. Another shelved proposal includes one that would have “required airlines to share offers with third-party comparison sites.”
Airlines applauded the decision.
It is “a common sense measure reinforcing that the airline industry is capable of making the decisions that best serve our customers, our employees and the communities we serve,” Airlines for America told Travel + Leisure.
Dropping the proposal doesn’t come as a surprise with this new administration.
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“The action falls in line with the Trump administration’s goals of reducing government regulations,” notes Rizzo.
For more information on these proposals, read on here.