Declares that it shall not be an unfair or deceptive practice for an air carrier or other covered entity to state the base airfare in an advertisement or solicitation for passenger air transportation if it clearly and separately discloses: (1) the government-imposed taxes and fees for the air transportation, and (2) its total cost.

Defines "base airfare" to mean the cost of passenger air transportation, excluding government-imposed taxes and fees.

Defines "covered entity" as an air carrier, including an indirect air carrier, foreign carrier, ticket agent, or other person offering to sell tickets for passenger air transportation or a tour or tour component that must be purchased with air transportation. More:

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Jul 3, 2015

The title is comic. This bill should be titled Untransparent Airfares Act of 2014. The current rules say that all taxes and fees must be included. What this "transparent" bill does is changing it, so the taxes are not included and you don't know the final price until you are on the very last step of the ordering process. It would bring a lot of confusion, it would be very complicated to compare the prices. I guess Mr. Bill Shuster received some substantial bribe from some lobby to introduce this bill. It should be strongly opposed.

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Jul 3, 2015

Amazing how the name of this bill is completely opposite to it's content.

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