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JANUARY

24 2012 »

Yahoo! article: What You Need to Know About New Airfare Advertising Rules

By Caroline Costello | Smarter Travel 

This week, a series of new passenger protection rules put forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT) will take effect. The most visible of these rules, a law that requires airlines to include mandatory government taxes and fees in advertised fares, will officially kick in January 26. (Other rules pertaining to baggage fees and ticket cancellation policies started January 24.) But we’ve already seen quite a few airlines and booking sites begin to display prices for plane tickets and flight-inclusive vacation packages that incorporate airfare taxes and fees.

What should flyers expect when booking plane tickets this week and hereafter? Here’s what you need to know about the new rules and how they’re shaking up the travel industry:

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