America's Airlines Accused of Hiding the Total Cost of Travel

Big changes for the industry that could affect everyone who travels.
1:50 | 05/21/14

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-- to the demand tonight to strengthen the airline passengers bill of rights the target those confusing fees which mask exactly how much your ticket will cost. Everything from baggage fees to seek charges ABC's Lindsay Janice now on the new crackdown tonight. They say their vacation yet. The foretaste travel a -- and tonight's the government wants to make sure they don't get any nasty surprises at the airports. All those extra airline fees we've all -- there learned by a low advertised air fares only to be shocked at the total bill the Department of Transportation is proposing new rules that would require airlines and travel agents to being more transparent. Disclosing. All those extra charges up front. Not in small print that would include extra fees. For -- checked bag. Carry -- An advance seat assignments. The -- are planning their summer vacation. Here's what they'll be pain to fly to Hilton head South Carolina. 494. Dollars per ticket but look. Sitting together could cost them an extra fifteen dollars each one checked bag -- 15 dollars a -- -- 35. Some airlines even charging up to fifty dollars for carry -- The final ticket price couldn't be 600 in nineteen dollars each that's 400 dollars an extra fees first family of four. The FAA once -- spelled out clearly but tonight the airline industry is fighting back. Saying we believe this proposal over reaches and limits how free markets work. The new rules could go into effect as earliest next year just in time for the for today's next big trip. Lindsay Janice ABC news New York.

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