Federal proposals spur debate over airline fees in GDSs

10/1/2010 | Travel Weekly

The Department of Transportation has outlined a package of proposals aimed at protecting consumers regarding issues such as tarmac delays and airline advertising. The government proposed that airlines' ancillary fees be disclosed to make comparison shopping easier. Controversy has been raised over whether the federal government should require airlines to make a la carte products and services available for sale through global distribution systems. ASTA says airlines should make ancillary services available to agents through these systems.

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