Most of the time, the "suggested stories" on my LinkedIn account are usually useless yammering about the price of hammers or something that I can't be bothered by. But today, a very interesting article came up by Christopher Elliot, titled "3 surprises lurking in your airfare — bet you don’t know what they are." The three surprises were all things I were (and I'm sure most of you) were all aware of - but what really caught my eye were the rule changes that the DOT were considering this year. Rules such as disclosing whose metal you're really on (actual airline, regional airline, or codeshare), disclosing the absolute best fare (not just the best fare for the seller), and disclosing ALL of the fees. I think the one that strikes me the most is disclosing the absolute best fair - not just the one the seller wants you to buy, or is being offered an incentive for you to purchase. From the article: I think this is primarily targeted to the OTAs, but could also have ramifications to the airlines as well. Are these rules needed? Will it affect how we travel later this year? Discuss!