DOT Consumer Disclosure Rules For Airlines To Take Hold

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 2:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's latest protections for airline passengers will go into effect this week, including new mandates that airlines reveal taxes and baggage fees in published fares and allow consumers to cancel reservations within 24 hours, its top official said Monday.

The DOT's new provisions are the final part of sweeping new protections for consumers that the department issued in April 2011. Those include limits on lengthy tarmac waits refunds, refunds on baggage fees for lost luggage and increased compensation for bumped passengers....
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