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Trump's Transportation Department drops proposal to make airlines disclose bag fees

Trump's Transportation Department drops proposal to make airlines disclose bag fees

An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines to disclose fees for checked and carry-on bags at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped by the Department of Transportation.

The department said in a notice posted online Thursday that it is withdrawing the proposed rule — along with a second, early-stage rulemaking to force airlines to disclose more information about their revenue from fees charged for extra services — because the rules would have been “of limited public benefit.” It also said airlines would incur “significant costs” if required to report their revenue from fees for services such as early boarding or extra...

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