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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Airline advertising rule changes

Lufthansa (Germany's international airline) said that it will start complying with new rules governing how airlines advertise fares on Nov. 1, nearly three months in advance of the Jan. 24 deadline put in place by the Department of Transportation. Lufthansa will start advertising fares that include all taxes and fees in all of its U.S. advertising and marketing materials and promotions

This is a big win for the traveler as you’ll now get the total not a low air fare with plenty of add on extra fess & surcharges

I just did a quote on an international flight-the fare was $920 but the total ticket cost was closer to $1500 after all extras were added on.