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
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