The Business Travel Coalition failed to secure enough signatures to ensure a White House response to a petition that urged the Obama administration "to support restoring true comparison shopping for airline consumers." BTC had until Dec. 25 to garner 25,000 signatures for the petition, which was launched in late November. Since then, the U.S. Department of Transportation once again delayed its "Enhancing Passenger Protections III" proposed rulemaking, which ponders how ancillary fees should be represented in indirect sales channels, among other provisions. DOT now expects to propose new rules in May 2013, five months later than its previous target date and nearly 18 months behind the original timeline.
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