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What is the true cost of flying the government wants airlines to start providing more.
My next guest says that is a great idea for consumers and airlines Michael -- is president of the Boyd group.
Internationally joins me now why did they don't wanna do -- Michael also been good for them why they fight.
-- -- -- I think it's good for them to the consumer -- the surprise later on.
And I think what they're fighting is.
Is lahood saying you've got to you've got to make it public but the problem is.
Not everybody spends the same amount -- airlines have been far more transparent about it and that they haven't done up till now.
That it didn't have to report checked bag phase and flight change phase but -- you start getting it in to more -- tale is.
And what they charging for these days is -- not.
Some airlines yeah I mean some airlines basically charge you if you want to use the ticket which is out of her unique I think the all or overhead bin space or.
Almost anything and I understand it's your product they can do what.
I want to see the Department of Transportation however disclose their fees.
Excise taxes the fifteen to 18% they had on they're not making that clear either this comes the but the law so.
It works for everybody -- all find out what the real cost of travelers.
And written Michael there is no reason to believe that these days these airlines are gonna go in opposite direction because these days.
Have stock with consumers and as much as we bitch about it.
We that we don't have that make choices because all these airlines charge fees one way -- reform.
That's absolutely true meaning of is dreaming to think they're gonna let go of any these these are they're gonna dream up new ones we mere mortal can even conceive of right now.
But the reality is people book on the fair.
And then they edged up on a later on the they still book on the fair that's what airlines do what it's what the consumer the consumer operate.
You get charged extra to sit an exit right now because there's more like ground there to attack and that -- -- one thing this is not conspiracy theory you can tell me on the -- which I know I down.
But I've I've noticed airlines because they want to force you to check the bag.
But -- -- being really aggressive with when you get rated go through security they -- people posted there and if they think your bag is even an inch to live.
They will send you and make you check yet I've actually had people from American Airlines measure my back where they yardstick.
To make sure that it was within regulations and so I think -- how is this hurting these airlines.
Them being so aggressive with the passengers and make sure they're Milken from those days.
Well -- -- -- think airlines have forgotten that the customer is there is a customer this is not a feed lot it's an airplane.
Place where people get on airplanes -- the guests made a lot of -- them how embarrassing is in the company yardstick and say.
Your -- you are an inch too big I mean -- of the -- the bad movements because that's the kind of thing airlines are gonna start to work on.
To get us back flying more treat -- like human beings is that instead of like.
You just bought.
But that they do that because they know that you can't get angry because.
Of -- getting ready get through security and that it becomes eight becomes -- -- TSA issue if you well.
Michael do you think if these rules that the Department of Transportation wants to push through.
Do you think that they will they will be put into effect for the airlines the terms of breaking down these days.
Or think they actually will but I wanna -- lahood and the DOT put in their fees and explain to the customers well.
That's fifteen to 18% of the cost of flying.
He have to disclose that as well and where that money -- Michael were all for that as well thank you is great to save Michael Boyd K well we'll see is.
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