In the last week of the Obama Administration, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed that airlines and ticket agents be required to disclose specific baggage fees when providing airfare information. In a supplemental notice Jan. 17, DOT is proposing that airlines and ticket agents must disclose -- while customers are researching airline fares -- fees for the first checked bag, the second checked bag and a carry-on bag. “Displaying the fees for transporting carry on and ...

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