Two of Canada’s biggest airlines are launching new all-inclusive pricing that makes it easier to determine how much you are actually paying to fly.
Both Air Canada and Porter unveiled plans to make advertised prices look more like final cost of a ticket by combining the extra charges that have been left out in the past.
The new pricing structure will factor in all of the fees, surcharges and taxes, that customers wind up paying, which in some cases can virtually double the posted price of airline tickets.
Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) has already introduced the “all-in” pricing approach, while Porter said it would begin to advertise the total cost of a flight on Friday.
The changes come ahead of laws requiring more honest airfare ads expected later this year.