Millions of people depend on online travel comparison shopping sites to find the most affordable flights at the most convenient times.
These airlines are blocking access to fare and schedule information to make it more difficult for travelers to compare all of their options next to the competition. This makes flight shopping confusing and low fares harder, if not impossible, to find.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is examining this “potentially unfair business practice.”
The DOT is asking for public commentary on this issue through March 31.