Posts Tagged ‘Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’
In the last two days, three of Australia's major airlines have finally dropped pre-selected optional extras during the booking process.
Court finds that the "drip pricing" strategy of adding a booking fee to low priced airfares contravenes Australian Consumer Law.
Seasoned economy travellers are familiar with the oft-used "drip pricing" strategy employed by airlines (both budget and full-service) to maximise their revenues, and your ticket price. For those less familiar, the total price you are presented with at the end of a ticketing process can be much larger than what you thought you were going to pay when you started.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has at long last granted final approval to the proposed alliance between Qantas and Emirates. It’s been a long road, with excitement building through draft determinations, interim authorisations and now final approval. All the while, there have been no real surprises – except maybe for the odd snarky submission. It also […]