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Disclosure of airfare variations: web vs. other sources Surcharges that may be listed separately in advertisements

This notice is intended to provide guidance on two matters related to compliance with 14 CFR 399.84, the Department’s rule on full fare advertising, and the underlying statutory proscription in 49 U.S.C. § 41712 against unfair and deceptive trade practices. First, we address the disclosure in fare advertisements of higher prices, recently introduced by several air carriers, for tickets purchased at ticket counters or by telephone.1 Second, by this notice, we are advising carriers of the current policy of the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (Aviation Enforcement Office) with regard to the disclosure of “government-approved” surcharges.

Regulatory Topic: Aviation Consumer Protection
Last updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013