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Poll: Put Baggage Fee In Ticket Cost

Seventy-one percent of recent fliers want U.S. airlines to include extra fees for checked baggage and specific seat assignments in ticket prices, according to a poll released on Thursday by a passenger advocacy group that was reported by USA Today. The poll comes at a time when airlines have been pushing Congress to undo federal rules that require them to include fees for things like airport security in ticket prices they advertise to potential passengers. Airlines have argued that the regulations make airfare advertising less "transparent" because it makes it hard for passengers to determine which part of their airfares are going to the cost of flying and which part is being used to pay federal taxes/The Hill. More here.

Question: Do you want to see airlines include baggage fees in ticket cost?

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