The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is being asked to investigate car rental “convenience” fees, a step that could lead to stricter regulation of these unwanted — and often undisclosed — extras. “Senator to Federal Trade Commission: Stop car rental “convenience” fees!”
The Forbid Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous (FAIR) Fees Act introduced recently is a subversive new law that raises more questions than it answers. “Should travel fees be regulated by the government?”
When you travel, there’s a fee for everything. Change an airline ticket, pay a fee. Forget to fill your rental car’s gas tank, pay a fee. Cancel your hotel reservation, pay a fee. “New ways to find hidden travel fees”
I’ve already covered HomeAway’s controversial new booking fees, but apparently that’s not enough for some of my readers. They want more. “Why I’m not writing another word about HomeAway’s new fees”
Now that Delta Air Lines has abandoned some of its unpopular booking fees, is the era of ridiculous airline charges over?