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Airline extra fees guide launched

2 February 2012

Aviation regulators have launched a guide to optional extra fees charged by airlines.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a summary of the charges in a comparison document.

Information on the cost of having an in-flight meal and reserving specific seats is included, and a range of other optional charges that airlines may apply.

Transport Secretary Justine Greening said: “Consumers want to know that the price on the label is what they’ll end up paying. But many air tickets seem to come with unexpected charges for everything from choosing a seat to just ‘booking’ the ticket.

“I hope this new information from the CAA will help, which is why we are legislating to give the CAA even more powers to ensure transparency for consumers. Ultimately, however, it’s time that airlines were far clearer cut with passengers about these add-on charges in the first place.”

Visit www.caa.co.uk/passengers for the comparison table and other information at the CAA “passenger portal“.

source: Press Association

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