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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AF10 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Enhancing Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees 

This rulemaking would amend DOT's aviation consumer protection regulations to ensure that consumers have critical ancillary fee information such as baggage fees, change fees, and cancellation fees. This rulemaking would also examine whether fees for critical 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. This rulemaking is informed by feedback received at three different public meetings: two meetings of the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee on December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023, and one public hearing on March 30, 2023. All meetings were open to the public, and attendees had the option to provide live input at the December 8 and March 30 meetings. The docket for this rule was also open to public comment submission for approximately 120 days.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 399   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41712   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/20/2022  87 FR 63718   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/19/2022 
Final Rule  03/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
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