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As a new shuffle my Spirit Airlines today the low cost carrier is taking on the government fighting that airline passenger bill of rights.
That was passed -- -- -- a number of customer complaints we'll get to this complaints in just a moment airline officials now say those federal regulations are just going too far.
Fox network's Peter burns is live at Reagan national airport with more on this of Peter the particular fight in question.
Is about truth in advertising what is -- about.
Yeah that's right -- is basically a fight about the app.
Asked directs up until this year airlines could basically advertise just their base -- specially that.
Great low fare that you see there in the F.
Ads and four fees and taxes you have to read the fine print or -- -- click click click got through pages on the web site.
And in the -- of discount airlines like spirit the -- in the taxes.
-- actually total.
More than the fair spirit is known for this nine dollar fare advertising gimmick that -- baggage and cancellation another phase have been a growing source of revenue.
For the airlines more than five billion dollars a year.
For the industry more than a hundred million dollars a year or spirit in specific but last year the Transportation.
New rules to force the airlines to disclose more of these fees and taxes upfront especially.
The taxes well spirit and I got angry has sued the Department of Transportation saying that this violates its commercial.
Free speech rights that that governments taxes have nothing to do.
Whether it spares and service says but consumer groups want the court to.
Uphold these rules.
The airlines are using their standard kitchen sink hide behind the First Amendment claim -- the federal regulators.
Broke the federal regulatory laws.
And just hope that they will delay the rules because you delay the rules you can make money.
A spirit has been fighting back in the meantime breaking out the ticket taxes with the description quote your government tax rate.
And on one flight from here to Atlanta that I looked up this morning Jenna for -- 150 dollars the tax rate worked out to 24%.
Hope back to you and we on the hot -- is right Peter you look at that nine dollar fairy after the flight midnight.
On Wednesday and come back Thursday at six say and think -- or something ridiculous like that so.
We'll see we'll see if this changes anything thank you very much Peter.
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