Airlines Hit Biden Admin With Lawsuit

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( – A lobbying group along with a number of well-known airlines, including American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and JetBlue Airways Corp. have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over a new rule that mandates that all airline companies need to disclose any extra purchasing fees. 

In a statement, lobbying group Airlines for America argued that the new rule would just end up causing confusion for consumers. The group argued people will inundated with a lot of information that will just further complicate the process of buying tickets. It further argued that airline customers already know about the extra purchasing fees. 

The group said that airlines have gone to great lengths to ensure that all of their customers are aware of the fees in accordance with rules and regulations from the Department of Transportation. The group said the airlines have also been involved in competitive advertising and have placed a great focus on ancillary fee discounts and benefits during the promotion of their loyalty programs. In its criticism of the rule, the group referred to it as a “bad solution in search of a problem.”

The filing was made in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals against the Biden administration’s latest rule regarding fee disclosure. The law is meant to address what the administration considers junk fees. As part of the new rule, airlines are required to disclose all of the extra fees that passengers are facing, including those for carry-on, checked baggage, and other perks for their ticket, along with flight cancellations. 

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