As Business Travel Coalition (BTC) has consistently described, airlines refuse to share fee data with the travel agency sales channel where more than 50% of consumers and virtually all managed travel programmes purchase their airline tickets. This severely impacts consumer transparency, a consumer protection responsibility solely in the hands of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). There are many potential reasons for this marketplace breakdown, ranging from a push for leverage as airlines try to reshape who pays for distribution, a lack of competitiveness or competition in some airline segments, and a desire to obfuscate price. DOT has the unique ability to address this through rulemaking, and we are continuing to encourage that action. Get the full story at EyeForTravel