It's a battle pitting the nation's airlines against their passengers, and the first round has gone to the industry.
The House used a voice vote Monday to approve a bipartisan bill letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of their airfares. That's before taxes and fees are added.
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The legislation would roll back federal regulations that since 2012 have required airlines to most prominently feature the full price in their advertising — including those fees.
But airlines — backed by pilots' and flight attendants' unions — say including taxes and fees in their advertised prices hurts business and hides from consumers the extra costs that government imposes on air travel.
Consumer groups say advertising the pre-tax fare is misleading.
So far there is no Senate version of the bill.