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Consumer groups fight Trump administration’s decision to scrap two proposals concerning airline fees

Consumer advocacy organizations are opposing a recent decision by the Trump administration to scrap two proposals that were forwarded during the previous administration, regarding the disclosure of baggage and other ancillary fees. The Department of Transportation proposals would have called for airlines to reveal fees for checked and carry on items before a ticket is purchased. Airlines would have also been made to offer more information about how much revenue …

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission calls out domestic carriers for excessive fees

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering taking action against local airlines over prickly issues such as exorbitant fees for changing or cancelling flights, and refusing to issue refunds. The ACCC will also be monitoring the reasons for airlines’ decision to cancel flights especially when speculations are ripe that the real reason is often low passenger loads. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims named Qantas and Virgin Australia and told …

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United States: Airfare safeguards for consumers could be on the out

Two airfare regulations that looked after the consumers’ interests could be scrapped after the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) eliminated two suggested rule amendments that were recommended by ASTA regarding ancillary fees. The rules would have mandated airlines to disclose the fees they charge for checked bags, seats, carry-ons and more, in a more visible way, to consumers making purchases. There is now speculation that other protections could also …

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Malaysia: Standardized PSC drives fair competition for airports

The decision to align the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) fees between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) was to drive better competition between the carriers operating at both terminals. The decision was handed down by Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which in a statement said that klia2 is considered to be a low-cost airport terminal, but rather, a second permanent terminal for KLIA …

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Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority to fine airlines for delayed flights

The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) is putting its foot down and is set to hand fines to carriers for delayed flights under a draft rule. According to ACAA Chief Mahmud Shah Habibi, the draft would soon be forwarded to the Council of Ministers for ratification. Habibi also announced a substantial 34% rise in ACAA income. In discussing the annual report of the ACAA, Habibi said that aviation-related income last …

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The essentials of applying for overflight permits

By Dr. Adnan Branbo – In accordance with the 1944 Chicago Convention regulating international civil aviation, airlines of each country have the right of overflight of the territories of all other signatory states. Countries have the right to regulate this overflight right however and require prior notification and authorization in the form of an overflight permit. The issuance of the permit is the result of an application by the aircraft …

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