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Stakeholders express concern about the proposed requirement for U.S. Department of Transportation to require first-page search results in its rulemaking on ancillary fee transparency.

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Laura Chadwick, Travel Tech’s President and CEO, presented a coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation hearing on the proposed “Enhancing Transparency of Airline Ancillary Services Fees” regulation. The letter was signed by U.S. Travel and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as the American Society of Travel Advisors, Global Business Travel Association, Hopper and Sabre. Chadwick stated during her testimony that the letter demonstrates, “in one document, the many stakeholders who have taken issue with this part [of the proposed rule]”. Recently, the Computer & Communications Industry Association joined this letter as a signedatory. They ask for flexibility and innovation to be allowed in how ancillary fees are presented to consumers, as long as they do so early in the purchasing process. Read the full letter.