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June 2nd, 2010
01:31 PM ET

Feds propose new airline passenger protections

CNN Wire Staff

Rule would require airlines to fully disclose and prominently display baggage fees

Rule would require airlines to fully disclose and prominently display baggage fees

Weary airline passengers may see some travel improvements if a new wave of passenger protections is adopted.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a proposal Wednesday that would require more accountability from air carriers - from increased compensation for bumped passengers to full disclosure of baggage fees and transparent price advertising.

"Our proposed rule would drastically improve the consumer information airlines are required to post so that the consumers know what they are getting for their money," LaHood said at a news conference.

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