New York, NY (PRWEB) October 6, 2008
Lessno.com, a discount travel website, today announced that it has created a petition to members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives encouraging transparency in advertised airfare pricing. The goal of the petition is to change the laws in the U.S. so that airfares advertised include all pricing and fees.
"The airlines and many airfare resellers have gotten away with advertising airfares that aren't even close to what it actually costs travelers to fly," said Assen Vassilev, co-founder of Lessno.com. "It's deceptive and wrong and has no place in the U.S. or in the travel industry."
Lessno.com was a major catalyst for a new European Union rule issued this summer that requires all airlines and airfare resellers that operate in Europe to advertise the full price of airfare, including all taxes and fees. With this petition, the company is looking to create movement that results in the same sort of law for American travelers.
"The fact that airlines have been able to get around false advertising laws for so many years because of their powerful lobby and economic clout is disturbing," said Stanley Gyoshev, co-founder of Lessno.com. "They have been able to create fees willy-nilly for anything they'd like without any oversight to pad their purses. It's time the U.S. government act. We're pleased to be working with travelers to put forth this petition and hopefully create change."
The petition can be found on the Lessno.com website and any American over the age of 18, is encouraged to sign it online. It will be sent to the following legislators:
Sen. Daniel Inouye, Chair, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
Sen. Mark Pryor, Chair, Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, Chair, Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operation
Rep. James Oberstar, Chair, House Committee on Transportation
Rep. Jerry Costello, Chair, House Subcommittee on Aviation
Rep. John Dingell, Chair, House Committee on Energy & Commerce
Rep. Bobby Rush, Chair, House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection
Lessno.com is dedicated to offering the fairest fares on international flights and hotels through its partnership with more than 75 major and low-cost airlines around the world. Lessno.com's discount fares are available directly through the website or through one of the company's distribution partners, which include Wego.com, Kelkoo.com, Mobissimo.com or Liligo.com. Lessno.com is a founding member of the Council for Online Fairness in Airfare (COFA).
Lessno.com™ is an innovative online travel agency providing wholesale prices to the retail consumer. The company leverages the advanced technology of EZ search to bring lowest possible airfare prices to its site. The patented search technology of EZ search makes finding these airfares fast and simple and saves our customers time and money. Lessno.com also offers the best prices on international hotels through a partnership with roomsXML. For more information, visit Lessno.com.