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Airlines should disclose bag, seat fees, U.S. says

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 21, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Going to bat for confused passengers, the government is proposing that airlines be required to disclose fees for basic items such as checked bags, assigned seats and carry-on bags so consumers know the true cost of flying.

Under new regulations proposed Wednesday by the Transportation Department, detailed fee information — including for a first and second checked bag — would have to be provided wherever passengers buy tickets, whether online, on the phone or in person. Any frequent-flier privileges would also be factored into the price.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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