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US DoT proposes rule to require reporting of data on fees

18-Jul-2011 10:11 AM

US DoT proposed (15-Jul-2011) a new rule that will require carriers to report additional information on the amount and types of fees collected from passengers, as well as the number of checked bags and mishandled wheelchairs. The proposal would revise current reporting requirements to improve data collection on the amount carriers receive from different, specific types of fees. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes to require airlines to report 16 additional categories of fee revenue in addition to the baggage and reservation change fees. Identification of all ancillary fees and the amounts collected by each carrier would improve information available to the public and help determine the impact of the increasing use of these fees on the Airport and Airways Trust Fund. Collection of data on fee revenue was recommended by the Government Accountability Office in a Jul-2010 report. [more]