Airlines protest a new DOT proposal to detail the myriad of fees they charge to consumers,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Airlines protest a new DOT proposal to detail the myriad of fees they charge to consumers, saying they represent "public utility-type reporting requirements" unfit for a deregulated industry. Not surprisingly - considering their "Bags Fly Free" motto - Southwest Airlines (LUV +4.1%) was the only major carrier to abstain from public comments made via an industry group.