US Airways fined for hidden ticket fees

March 8, 2010 5:56:28 PM PST
US Airways has been fined $40,000 for not letting travelers know the true cost of an airline ticket.

The Department of Transportation says the carrier's website often provided fares that did not include all the taxes and fees.

This is important to consumers because it allows an apples to apple comparison of rates when searching for a flight.

Right now hotels and rental cars do not have the same rules and that is why their published rates are rarely what the consumer must pay.