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Airlines could be forced to reveal hidden fees

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Airlines could be forced to be more transparent when it comes to the fees you pay.

The Department of Transportation proposed the rule years ago, but the federal government has yet to implement it.

Thursday consumer advocates stood outside the DOT, demanding answers.

They unveiled a banner that demonstrates the number of days the rule has been delayed - more than 880.

"We have no way as consumers today to compare that (fees) on airlines unless we go airline to airline to airline, and after you spend hours doing that, the prices have changed because they change their ticket prices every couple of hours," says Charles Leocha with Consumer Travel Alliance.

As part of the airline passenger protections rule, airlines would be required to clearly disclose any fees in addition to the ticket price, ahead of sale.

No reason has been given for the delay.

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