Congressman speaks up, derides a/i pricing rule

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Congressman Graves of northern Georgia announced today that he intends to introduce legislation annulling the DoT all-in fare advertising rule. The Congressman claims that the rule "[limits] consumers’ ability to see how much they’re getting taxed." Of course, he ignores the fact that a number of OTAs and airlines still actually have managed to display the a/i and split pricing on the same page without issue. Gotta love when an elected official opens their mouth and proves just how big a moron they really are. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, siding with Spirit on a customer service issue is pretty good evidence that you have no idea what you're talking about.
     
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    ROFL pooooor Spirit, having to DISCLOSE how much your ticket might actually cost :D
     
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    For all the press Spirit is getting on this (and it hurts that I'm part of providing it), Southwest and Allegient are also protesting the rule.
     
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    All airlines I don't usually fly.
     
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    + Nor I care for...
     
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    Be that as it may, unlike Spirit, Southwest is often seen by the public as very customer-friendly. And rightfully so in many cases, as they do have a number of customer-friendly policies. Still, they're opposed to a rule that requires full disclosure from the get-go. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
     
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    Agreed. I have never flown Spririt or Allegiant because they aren't my kind of airline. If I did, it would be mostly out of curiosity to see in person how they work. I have flown WM on occasions and the reason I don't fly them more is that flying UA is generally more beneficial to me (need EQMs, for example). And yes, this latest move is somewhat surprising.
     
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    I saw Spirit's spirited argument against this rule, but I am still confused as to what is stopping them from showing full price and then breaking down all the splits right underneath?
     
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    That's why I flew Spirit FLL-TPA a few years ago. I wasn't impressed.
    Nothing. They're just being annoying.
     
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    I don't think i have ever even seen a Spirit plane, much less flown on one.
     

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