USA: DOT imposing new rules on airlines

Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to require airlines and travel agents to disclose fees many airlines have imposed to check a second bag “in their Internet and print ads and before anyone purchases a ticket.”DOT also issued a final rule that requires carriers to “to report new and more complete data on the time passengers spend on the tarmac.” Prior to the rule, carriers were not required to report complete delay information, including instances when planes depart the gate more than once, flights are cancelled after leaving the gate or flights are diverted to another airport. “Passengers should know whether it will take as long for their flight to get to the runway as it will to land at their destination,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said.Source: BTN Online; full article here>>.

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