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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AF10 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title:+Enhancing Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees 
Abstract: This rulemaking would amend DOT's aviation consumer protection regulations to ensure that consumers have ancillary fee information, including "baggage fees," "change fees," and "cancellation fees" at the time of ticket purchase. This rulemaking would also examine whether fees for certain ancillary services should be disclosed at the first point in a search process where a fare is listed. This rulemaking implements section 5, paragraph (m)(i)(F) of Executive Order 14036 on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, which directs the Department to better protect consumers and improve competition. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 399   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41712   
Legal Deadline:  None

Overall Description of Deadline: The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend its aviation consumer protection regulations to ensure that consumers have ancillary fee information, including "baggage fees," "change fees," and "cancellation fees" at the time of ticket purchase. This rulemaking would also examine whether fees for certain ancillary services should be disclosed at the first point in a search process where a fare is listed. This rulemaking implements section 5, paragraph (m)(i)(F) of Executive Order 14

Statement of Need:

This rulemaking proposes that consumers have ancillary fee information, including "baggage fees," "change fees," and "cancellation fees," at the time of ticket purchase.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

49 U.S.C. 41712; 14 CFR part 399, Executive Order 14036.

Alternatives:

N/A

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

TBD

Risks:

N/A

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Blane A. Workie
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
Room 4116/C-70, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9342
Fax:202 366-7153
Email: blane.workie@ost.dot.gov