The Verge reports:
US airlines are no longer required to disclose hidden baggage fees as soon as people start the ticket-buying process, the Department of Transportation announced this week.
The news coincides with Delta Air Lines’ announcement that it’s going to start charging basic economy passengers baggage fees for flights after December 6th.
The DOT, in following with the Trump administration’s general disdain for Obama-era policies, is withdrawing the rule that requires airlines to disclose fees, saying that they have “limited public benefit,” as first reported by The Hill.
The Trump administration has killed a proposal to make airlines declare all baggage fees when you begin purchasing your ticket.
Currently, that information is usually disclosed much later in the process. pic.twitter.com/aMWNJJ8foL
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