Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals upheld three DOT regulations introduced last year that had been challenged by U.S. carriers. At issue were the requirements that airlines include taxes and fees in their advertised fare prices, that airlines allow passengers to cancel tickets at no cost within 24 hours of purchase and that airlines be prohibited from increasing baggage fees and other costs after a passenger has purchased a ticket. The Court sided with the DOT on all three rules. The full opinion can be read here.