USA: Airlines sue DOT over consumer protection rules

Airlines are increasing their opposition to the consumer protection rules the Department of Transportation announced in April, with two carriers (Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air) filing separate suits in a U.S. Appeals Court in Washington, D.C.Allegiant has asked the court to review the plan to change the way airline fares and baggage fees are disclosed and to let consumers get a refund within 24 hours of buying an airline ticket as well as a ban on raising airline prices after consumers buy their ticket. Spirit’s suit also challenges the regulations on refunds and full-fare advertising.Source: Travel Pulse; find article here>>.

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