Department Of Transportation Says Airlines Can't Charge Extra Baggage Fees After Ticket Purchase

The Secretary of Transportation announced earlier this month that airlines shouldn’t surprise consumers with extra baggage fees after they’ve already purchased a ticket:

Passengers should know what to expect, and what to pay, before they buy a ticket or pack their bags, which is why we are calling for carriers and travel agents to disclose baggage fees in their internet and print ads before anyone purchases a ticket.  We also are making it clear that airlines may not impose increased fees or new restrictions for baggage after a passenger has bought a ticket. 

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