Monday 26 September 2022 04:20 PM Biden to announce new rules for airlines and not to hide fees that made them at ... trends now

Monday 26 September 2022 04:20 PM Biden to announce new rules for airlines and not to hide fees that made them at ... trends now
Monday 26 September 2022 04:20 PM Biden to announce new rules for airlines and not to hide fees that made them at ... trends now

Monday 26 September 2022 04:20 PM Biden to announce new rules for airlines and not to hide fees that made them at ... trends now

Biden to announce new rules for airlines and travel sites not to hide TRUE additional fees that made them at least $700 million in 2021 - and after a summer of travel chaos President Joe Biden will announce during a White House Competition Council meeting Monday new proposed rules for airlines  Requires airlines and travel sites to increase transparency for prices and fees, which made them at least $700 million in cancelation and delays in 2021 alone  Other fees include baggage and seat selection, which sometimes costs families hundreds so they can sit with children on the same ticket reservations Comes following the summer of travel chaos that included hundreds of thousands of cancellations and delays 

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Joe Biden's Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking to keep airlines and travel websites more accountable after Americans lost $700 million in cancellation and change fees alone in 2021.

The president will announce Monday a new rule requiring more transparency on websites to disclose additional fees outside the base ticket cost, including fees for ticket changes, baggage and the ability to sit with all those in the reservation.

The rules set to be proposed by the administration are meant to boost customer protections when dealing with airlines and other third-party travel sites that sell flight tickets as well as drive competition and lower prices for Americans purchasing flights.

'Airline passengers deserve to know the full, true cost of their flights before they buy a ticket,' Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.

He added: 'This new proposed rule would require airlines to be transparent with customers about the fees they charge, which will help travelers make informed decisions and save money.'

Buttigieg directed the DOT

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