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Guidance on the Use of Rounding in Air Fare Advertisements

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This notice is intended to provide guidance to air carriers, foreign air carriers, and ticket agents regarding compliance with the full-fare disclosure mandate of the Department’s recent consumer rule, “Enhancing Airline Consumer Protections” (14 CFR 399.84, 76 Fed. Reg. 23110, 23166, Apr. 25, 2011). The rule requires that in all fare advertisements for passenger air transportation, a tour, or a tour component the fare published by the vendor must represent the full amount payable by the consumer. Based on a recent review by the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (Enforcement Office), a number of Internet sites display fares in whole dollar amounts that represent a rounding down of the exact fare, while other sites state the exact fare or round up.

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