Posted January 13, 2016

A4A: NDC, Marketplace Advances Nullify Need For DOT's Ancillary Fee Rule

For years, the federal government has contemplated mandating that airlines provide ancillary fee data in every sales channel in which they participate. Long opposed to the plan, Airlines for America made the case this month that the marketplace is advancing just fine without the U.S. Department of Transportation's interference. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted February 17, 2015

DOT Targets December To Release Final Air Fee And Agency Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to issue on Dec. 1 the final rule for its Enhancing Passenger Protections III rulemaking, according to its monthly report on significant rulemakings. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted October 1, 2014

What's A Ticket Agent? Industry Parties Comment On DOT's Look At The Lexicon

The headline components of the U.S. Department of Transportation's latest proposed airline consumer protections are the possible rules around the disclosure of ancillary fees and the opportunities for consumers to view prices for optional services. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted October 1, 2014

As In Distribution, Southwest Diverges From Peers On DOT Rulemaking

Southwest Airlines has deviated from its airline brethren by lending its support to a U.S. Department of Transportation proposal that would require airlines to disclose ancillary fee information via the sales channels in which they participate. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted October 1, 2014

Airlines To DOT: Don't Meddle With The Marketplace On Ancillaries

It's no surprise that airlines despise a U.S. Department of Transportation proposal to require the disclosure of ancillary fees in the sales channels in which they participate. Comments published this week made that very clear. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted August 7, 2014

DOT Gives Final Blessing To IATA Resolution Overseeing NDC

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday granted final approval to the International Air Transport Association resolution that lays the foundation for IATA's New Distribution Capability initiative. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted June 20, 2014

Industry Opposition Wanes As DOT Closes Public Comments On IATA's NDC

The public comment period for the U.S. Department of Transportation's tentative approval of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability last week closed with minimal protest from travel industry entities previously opposed. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 21, 2014

DOT Finally Proposes Ancillary Fee Requirements, Might Exclude GDSs

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday finally proposed a long-awaited rulemaking that, among other proposals, would govern the display of ancillary fees in various sales channels. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 21, 2014

DOT Tentatively OKs IATA's New Distribution Capability

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday tentatively approved the International Air Transport Association's proposed New Distribution Capability data transmission standard, while adding what it called "several safeguards specifically designed to protect privacy, ensure competition and consumer choice." Read More »
Posted by: Chris Davis with contributions from David Jonas | More by Chris Davis
Posted November 1, 2010 - Danbury, Conn.

ITSA Hurls Next Volley In Airline Fee 'Food Fight'

More than a month after DOT's deadline for collecting public comments on whether it should require airlines to list optional service fees in global distribution systems, the Interactive Travel Services Association squeezed a few more words into the r Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
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