MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Spirit Airlines, based in South Florida, and other low-cost airlines are famous for their ultra low fares and extra fees. Starting Tuesday, airline travelers who are sick and tired of every airlines fees will get a little more information from their carrier.
New federal rules will go into place to require airlines to prominently disclose all fees on their websites, including fees for food, checking bags, canceling reservations, etc.
In addition, the Transportation Department, will also be allowed to fine domestic and international carriers up to $27,500 per passenger if a flight is left on the tarmac for more than four hour without taking off, according to USA Today.
That rule is in response to several incidences in the past few years of airlines leaving planes stuck in limbo on the tarmac forcing passengers to stay on the planes sometimes without adequate food and supplies.
The new rules will also raise the compensation if passengers get bumped from an oversold flight, according to USA Today. The compensation would be double the price of their tickets up to $650 if the passengers arrival is delay a few hours. Longer delays could be up to four times the price of the tickets, according to USA Today.
Other proposed, including forcing airlines to factor in all taxes and fees into an advertised price were delayed until January 24.