The next time you search for an airline ticket, you might notice a new level of pricing. The Department of Transportation now requires airlines to include all taxes and mandatory fees in the price they quote for the ticket. That means you shouldn't have to worry so much about hidden fees. The new rule makes it easier for people to comparison shop when they're looking to book a flight.

It takes effect today so from this point on, you should know exactly what you're paying for before the deal is solidified.

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