Using first amendment argument to display real costs to consumers? Now that's novel. For once, a consumer victory against airlines. Surprised to see Southwest, one of the most consumer friendly airlines, involved in challenging this ruling.
Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines lost a challenge to U.S. rules requiring carriers to prominently display the total cost of a ticket, including taxes, when advertising airfares…the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington rejected the airlines’ allegations that such rules violated the companies’ rights to engage in commercial and political speech.
The judges also rejected Spirit’s challenge to rules allowing customers to cancel their reservations within 24 hours after purchasing a ticket and prohibiting airlines from changing the price of a ticket after purchase by increasing fees for passenger baggage or fuel surcharges.
Subscribe to Skift Pro
Subscribe to Skift Pro to get unlimited access to stories like these ($30/month)Subscribe Now
Southwest’s Incoming CEO Says Hiring Will Be a Big Early Challenge
Southwest Airlines' Robert Jordan is mostly excited about his new job but also "20 percent terrified." And for good reason, he takes the helm as the carrier navigates a hiring crunch in the midst of the recovery from the worst crisis in its history.
Edward Russell | 1 day ago
Google’s Ticketing for Attractions Off to Rough Start
Google's attractions ticket beta has been among its least elegant in travel to date. This has angered many tour operators because it couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.
Dennis Schaal, Skift | 1 week ago
Skift Global Forum Preview: Incoming Southwest CEO Robert Jordan on Pulling Off New Service to 18 Airports in 18 Months
Incoming Southwest Airlines CEO Robert Jordan sees the pandemic's road to recovery in four stages: Survive, stabilize, repair, and prosper. Right now, he says his airline is still in the stabilize phase.
Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift | 1 week ago