ASTA CEO Zane Kerby said his organization was “disappointed” that the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 was passed by the House of Representatives on Monday.
If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the bill would allow airlines and travel sellers to advertise fares that don’t include taxes and fees, overturning the Department of Transportation’s rule on full-fare advertising implemented in 2012.
“We are undeterred in our resolve to resist H.R. 4156, and with the support of our members, turn now to the Senate to make our case and prevent this bill from going further,” Kerby said. “Consumers should be given nothing less than the right to see and compare the full cost of a fare before they are deep into the ticketing process.”