Procedural Information Regarding Enhancing Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The comment period on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (Department) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on Enhancing Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees, which was published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2022, closes today, Monday, January 23, 2023. The NPRM provided for a comment period of 60 days after publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register, i.e., December 19, 2022, and was subsequently extended to January 23, 2023, in response to commenter requests. On Friday, January 20, 2023, the Department denied a request by Travel Technology Association to extend the comment period beyond January 23, 2023. The following day, Traveler’s United submitted a request for additional time to comment on this NPRM. The Department will consider the request by Traveler’s United and publish a decision whether to reopen the comment period in the Federal Register. In the meanwhile, we remind the public that late filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Further, to facilitate the public’s consideration of this NPRM, the Department has summarized in this notice the recommendations adopted by the ACPAC at its January 12 meeting -- a video recording of the full meeting was previously posted publicly on the Department’s website.