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New airline rules yet to be enforced, even as DOT levies record fines

Back in August, you might recall, the Transportation Department adopted a set of tough new consumer-protection rules to help airline passengers. In January, it added even more.

New rules for airline fees are a partial victory for travelers

If airfares confuse you as much as they confuse me, then I have some good news: Several new rules are going to make it easier to calculate the total cost of a ticket.

Are new airline fee disclosure rules any good?

Search for a flight between Washington and Los Angeles on United.com and you’ll find a notice posted high above the fares saying, “Additional baggage charges may apply.”

The truth about “hidden” airline fees

Just how hidden are the travel industry’s so-called hidden fees?

Where’s the outrage?

I have just one question in the wake of the Transportation Department's so-called "historic" rulemaking on airline passenger rights.

How should airline fees be displayed?

So the federal government weighed in on airline fees earlier this week, and will soon require optional fees like baggage, meals and in-flight Wi-Fi, to be "prominently" disclosed on a carrier's website.

Are the government’s new airline consumer protection rules good for passengers?

After months of comments and deliberation, the Transportation Department this morning released its final consumer protection rules for airline passengers. […]