Should airlines disclose fees before you buy your ticket? Survey says …

Yes. Heck, yeah.

Only 6 people out of the initial 812 respondents — just 0.7 percent — said “no.”

These preliminary results are, of course, no surprise whatsoever. I mean, why wouldn’t a business disclose the full price of an item before you buy?

The purpose of this poll is to measure the pain of airline fees, and there’s still time to take part. I’ve embedded the full survey, which is being conducted in cooperation with the Consumer Travel Alliance, below.

You can also follow a link to it here.

It begs a follow-up question or two: At what point in the ticket buying process should the fees be disclosed? At the time of the purchase? When you’re shopping? When you get the initial fare quote?

The comments are open.

Meantime, here’s the survey.

Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, journalist and consumer advocate. You can read more about him on his personal website or check out his adventures on his family adventure travel site. Contact him at Read more of Christopher's articles here.

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