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Old 05-06-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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Airfare pricing to change? Proposed law called a trap for travelers - CBS News

So do you think this proposed Transparency Act would change the amount of air travel you might do and/or the way you might purchase airline tickets?
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Why don't they just show the sum and then a breakdown of charges at checkout? Isn't that what they always do anyways? Whenever I buy a ticket I can clearly see that about half or more is taxes and fees. Not sure what I'm missing unless this is because I'm in Canada.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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Airfare pricing to change? Proposed law called a trap for travelers - CBS News

So do you think this proposed Transparency Act would change the amount of air travel you might do and/or the way you might purchase airline tickets?
Yes! This is really bad and mostly leads to false advertising. Airline will now have ads saying:
"Fly to Cancun for $99"

...and then in small print: add taxes and fees $500

that makes the total price $599 (which was falsely advertised as $99).

This is how it is in most countries. And consumers dislike it.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:14 PM
 
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Why don't they just show the sum and then a breakdown of charges at checkout? Isn't that what they always do anyways? Whenever I buy a ticket I can clearly see that about half or more is taxes and fees. Not sure what I'm missing unless this is because I'm in Canada.
In Canada they advertise flights for $99 and then add $500 in taxes and fees when you buy that ticket. How is that better than just saying upfront, that the ticket costs $599 total?
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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In Canada they advertise flights for $99 and then add $500 in taxes and fees when you buy that ticket. How is that better than just saying upfront, that the ticket costs $599 total?
No, the law changed this awhile ago. It has to be the full price, up front and obvious. I see some travel agents trying to pull this crap, but it's not right.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/...ude-taxes-fees
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