The US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) has fined Spirit Airlines $50,000 for advertising fares that did not include or disclose details on taxes and fees. According to a DOT statement, Spirit used billboards and hand-held posters in June to advertise new service from Los Angeles that contained an asterisk next to the advertised fare. On the billboards, the asterisk led to small print which stated that additional taxes, fees and conditions would apply, but did not disclose the amount ...

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