US government votes to allow airlines to advertise fares without added taxes

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By admin July 30, 2014 11:56

US government votes to allow airlines to advertise fares without added taxes

The US government has voted to approve a measure that allows airlines in the United States to advertise ticket prices without taxes included.

Airlines can now advertise base ticket prices without the 20% surcharges due to government taxes and fees.

Prior to the change in policy, airlines were required to advertise ticket prices that include taxes and government fees while listing a breakdown of the ticket cost separately. Regulators implemented this structure in 2012 as a means of providing transparency to consumers, whereas the proposers of the bill asserted that it had the reverse effect and reduced transparency.

The bill was passed following the recent increase in the TSA security fee surcharge that was mandated by the US government.

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By admin July 30, 2014 11:56