USA: airlines ask for more time to comply with new DOT rules

U.S. airlines have asked the Department of Transportation for an extra six months to prepare for compliance with the DOT’s new consumer-protection rules introduced in April, which include a requirement that advertised fares and air-inclusive packages include all taxes and fees, in print and online. The requirement of full-fare advertising is scheduled to take effect Oct. 24, but the carriers said they need 180 more days to accommodate the “thousands of hours” it will take to code and test new solutions, integrate those solutions with IT systems and implement them. The airlines also want 180 more days to incorporate changes to denied-boarding compensation rules, which are due to take effect Aug. 23.Source: Travel Weekly; find article here>>.

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