About the bill
The airline industry achieved its most profitable year in decades last year. Part of that was due to factors such as low gas prices. But it also didn’t hurt that airlines collected almost $11 billion in fees during 2015, up more than 24 percent from the year before. Fees from baggage, booking, and other similar charges made up less than three percent of airlines’ revenue a decade ago — now it’s eight percent and rising.
The Ridiculous Fees Act
S. 2656, the “Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2016
Length: 4 pages
Mar 9, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 9, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What stakeholders are saying
Mar 9, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 4, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1037.
S. 2656 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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