Friday, January 27, 2012

That's the Spirit

I have to admit, (please don't tell) when my kids were young, I hid carrots in the meatloaf.  I tell you this in reference with our government hiding their own carrots.    What you don't know won't hurt you?  What you do know will make you stronger and help in decision making.

Spirit on Tuesday emailed its passenger mailing list to decry recent Federal legislation aimed at getting airlines to divulge their full fares including taxes.
Spirit's email read:
New government regulations require us to HIDE taxes in your fares.

This is not consumer-friendly or in your best interest. It's wrong and you shouldn't stand for it.

Starting January 24, 2012, fares are distorted.

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation's latest fare rules, Spirit must now HIDE the government's taxes and fees in your fares.

If the government can hide taxes in your airfares, then they can carry out their hidden agenda and quietly increase their taxes. (Yes, such talks are already underway.)

And if they can do it to the airline industry, what's next?
As the transparency leader and most consumer-friendly airline, Spirit DOES NOT support this new USDOT mandate. We believe the better form of transparency is to break out costs so customers know exactly what they're buying.

What can you do to help stop this injustice?
Join us in keeping government taxes and fees low and transparent by contacting your elected officials....
This is the same poorly drafted, well-meaning legislation that forced Travelocity to drop its unique, wildly popular "low fare" searches which found the lowest fares available over a 300+ day period. The government did consumers no favors here.

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