Transparency of Airline Ancillary Fees and Other Consumer Protection Issues

Docket ID: DOT-OST-2014-0056
Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)

This rulemaking would collect more detailed revenue information regarding airline imposed fees from those air carriers meeting the definition of large certificated air carriers.” Many air carriers have adopted fees for such services as checked baggage, carry-on baggage, meals, on-board entertainment, internet connections, pillows, blankets, early boarding, canceling or changing reservations, unaccompanied minors, pet transportation, etc. The Department bifurcated its rulemaking on reporting of airline ancillary passenger revenue into two separate rules one rule to address computation of mishandled baggage and wheelchair rates (2104-AE41), and this rule to address reporting of airline ancillary passenger revenues (2105-AE31). These rulemakings were split into two separate rules as they address unrelated matters and splitting these rules apart makes it easier for the public to search for a particular topic embodied by each separate rule. Additionally, any delays in finalizing one issue would not unnecessarily cause a delay in the other.   The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L. 113-76) transferred the powers and duties, functions, authorities and personnel of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) in the Office of the Secretary. This rulemaking replaces RIN 2139-AA13.

RIN: 2105-AE31
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 234,14 CFR 241
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 49 U.S.C. 329; 49 U.S.C. 41708 and 49 U.S.C. 41709
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Final Rule11/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Aviation Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Sep 29, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/25/2014
ID: DOT-OST-2014-0056-0693
Comment Now!
Due Sep 22, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/06/2014
ID: DOT-OST-2014-0056-0607
Comment Now!
Due Aug 21, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/23/2014
ID: DOT-OST-2014-0056-0079
Posted: 06/05/2015
ID: DOT-OST-2014-0056-0776

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 09/24/2014
ID: DOT-OST-2014-0056-0653
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 09/24/2014
ID: DOT-OST-2014-0056-0654


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Jill Laptosky
Attorney Advisor
Jill Laptosky
202 366-4723
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE.
Washington, DC 20590
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