Text of the Travel Transparency Act

This bill was introduced on February 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 1, 2012 (Introduced).

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2d Session

H. R. 3867


February 1, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Paul, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Stutzman, Mr. Quayle, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Walsh of Illinois, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Posey, Mr. Woodall, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Ribble, and Mr. Gingrey of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To amend title 49, United States Code, to require certain air carriers and their agents and ticket agents to disclose certain costs and fees.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Travel Transparency Act.


Unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition


Advertising practices

Section 41712 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:


Advertising practices

It shall be an unfair or deceptive practice under subsection (a) for an air carrier, including an indirect air carrier, a foreign carrier, an agent for either, or a ticket agent to advertise or solicit passenger air transportation and fail to disclose in the cost of such transportation the sum of the base airfare and the tax imposed by section 4261(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any other government imposed taxes and fees paid on a per passenger basis shall be disclosed clearly and separately from the base airfare in any such advertisement or solicitation.



Conforming regulations

Upon the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall take such measures as are necessary to change section 399.84 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, and any other related regulation, to ensure that such regulations comply with the section 41712(d) of title 49, United States Code.