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DOT seeks more information about airline fees

Airline fees for services and products that once were part of the ticket price are going to be around for a long time. That means all travelers need to -- and most of us have -- gotten used to them, or found an alternative, such as an airline that doesn't charge many. The Department of Transportation wants to know more about the fees, requiring airlines to report on their revenue from them, something the largest airlines are opposed to as "burdensome." Much of the fee revenue now isn't subject to the same tax that air fares are, which is depriving the government's aviation trust fund of money that pays for air traffic control, FAA operations and airport infrastructure. One would think all airlines would want to contribute to that -- and some are more opposed than others to the proposed rules. Read more about the proposed rules and the issue here ...