Those are the provocative questions raised by a recent debate about eliminating restaurant tips. It’s a discussion that rages on, particularly in the travel industry, where consumers are lied to without shame or legal repercussions every day. Read more “Please lie to us!”
The U.S. House of Representatives’ suspension calendar is an unlikely ground zero for a midsummer battle over airline ticket advertising. But then, almost nothing about the oddly named Transparent Airfares Act, a bill championed by the domestic airline industry, has followed a likely trajectory. Read more “How airlines plan to have their way with fare disclosure”
At best, the proposed Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, a bipartisan bill introduced this month in Congress, would open a window into the many taxes and mandatory fees attached to your airline ticket — charges that the airline industry believes you should know about.
At worst, the proposed law would give airlines a license to quote an artificially low ticket price, undoing years of regulatory efforts to require the display of a full fare. And if the bill passes, critics fear that an airline could quote you an initial base ticket price, minus any taxes and government fees, leaving you with the mistaken impression that your total airfare is far cheaper than it is. Read more “Will new bill let airlines hide ticket prices?”
Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions.