Passenger Protection from Department of Transportation:
Jan 24: We now have the right to change or cancel reservations (within 24 hrs of our INITIAL reservation) as long as the ticket was bought a week in advance.
The airlines can’t increase our ticket prices once we get them! I can’t believe that was ever possible. But hey, better late than never.
Now the airlines have to include baggage fee amounts when we purchase our tickets, though they still get to charge us extra baggage fees. 😦
Even better, they have to TELL US if the flight is more than 30 minutes late. Hey hey!
Jan 25: The airlines will be required to include all government taxes and fees in all advertised fares. This will also be in any vacation packages booked after this week IF it includes airfare.
This really just helps us as consumers figure out what we’re really paying, and not what the airlines trick us into thinking when we need a ticket!