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Transparent Airfares Act needs more transparency
Transparent Airfares Act needs more transparency

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Great news, right? Who doesn't want more clarity when it comes to ticket prices and fees? Well, fasten your seat belt and put your tray table in the upright position. The Transparent Airfares Act is one of those classic feats of legislative misdirection that does exactly the opposite of what it purports to do. "I can't think of any other bill over the last 20 years that's as Orwellian as this," said Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, which represents corporate travel departments. "It should have been called the Airfare Opacity Act." Adding to...

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