The Department of Transportation (DOT) told Congress it is opposed to a provision in a Senate bill that would prohibit airline fees that are not “reasonable and proportional,” according to Reuters.
In April, the House passed a bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Senate is expected to take up the issue as early as next month. The Senate Commerce Committee passed legislation last year that would extend the FAA.
However, the DOT told Congress in a letter obtained by Reuters on Friday that it was opposed to the Senate bill's fee provision that bars airlines from “unreasonable” fees related to cancellation, baggage, seat selection and same-day changes.