WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is examining the
increasingly troubling problem of hidden airline fees and is
considering a requirement that airlines disclose those fees up
front through all the places where consumers buy airline
A coalition of travel groups has also joined that bandwagon to a
better flying experience. The travel group is gathering information
from travelers to submit to the DOT. They’ve set
up a special website just for that purpose:
The site features a petition calling for fee disclosure
requirements that will be delivered to the United States Department
Travelers can also post their own war stories about hidden fees.
So far, thousands of people have signed the petition, and hundreds
have contributed comments and stories.
The last chance to submit a comment on the website will be