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EP to consider flight reservation changes

The European Parliament (EP) is set to discuss proposals to overhaul the reservation system used to book flights next week.

The European Parliament (EP) is set to discuss proposals to overhaul the reservation system used to book flights next week.

Amendments to current airline booking rules may be on the cards, which could see European officials introduce new transparency regulations.

Proposals include making it mandatory for alternative train services to be displayed alongside bookings for flights that are less than 90 minutes in length.

Timothy Kirkhope MEP, who helped develop the plans, told consumer watchdog Which? that the changes are intended to improve the choice available to customers.

"Flight information provided by airlines to travel agents must be timely and comprehensive to give consumers the fairest and fullest possible choice available," he adds.

Airlines will no doubt be keenly awaiting the results of the discussions, which are due to take place on September 3rd.

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