WASHINGTON, D. C. – Airlines may soon no longer be allowed to conceal those hidden fees.
The Department of Transportation is considering requiring airlines to reveal prices for baggage and other fees to online sellers like Orbitz and Expedia.
The travel industry and consumer advocates say it's getting harder for consumers to know the true price of air fares so they can compare across airlines.
Federal regulators had planned to offer the proposal next month, but Transportation Department delayed a decision until May because the department is deluged with arguments from both sides.
Airlines say they don't want passengers to buy tickets based on price alone. They want to offer customized fare packages instead.