Consumers should have the ability to quickly and easily compare the “all-in” costs of airfares across air carriers, including the cost of ancillary fees such as baggage and seat reservation fees.
Travel Tech supports full disclosure and transactability of airline ancillary fees applicable to air travel, particularly seat and baggage fees. As airlines disaggregate, or “unbundle” their fares and fees, consumers need to have immediate, easy, and understandable access to all of the new fees so they can search and compare the total cost of a flight across multiple airlines.
Airlines should make these fees promptly available to the public through the indirect channel in a way that is fully transparent and transactable. Consumers should be able to see it, compare it, and buy it.