An airline-industry-backed bill in Congress would roll back the requirement that airlines and travel agencies advertise the fare you'll actually pay. Before the 2011 Department of Transportation rule—which has been upheld in court—airlines could advertise a lowball fare, and then tack on fees and taxes.
The old way, it was hard to compare fares because you didn't know what was included. Now you know: the price you see is the price. The airlines want to go back to the old confusion—and they call the bill the "Transparent Airfares Act."
Consumer advocate Charlie Leocha EXPLAINS why consumers should be wary of this.