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Travel agents oppose effort to erase taxes and fees from airfare ads
Travel agents oppose effort to erase taxes and fees from airfare ads

A bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without including taxes and fees would "deceive" travelers about the true cost of flying, according to a trade group for the nation's travel agents. The proposed federal legislation, which is supported by the nation's airline, allows carriers to advertise base fares with extra fees and taxes shown separately. The bill would negate a U.S. Department of Transportation rule that took effect in 2012 and requires that all advertised fares show the full cost of a flight, including taxes and fees. Airlines oppose the rule, saying they want travelers to see how much of the total cost of flying comes from fees and taxes imposed by government....

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