“It’s telling the agency that it needs to take into account consumer-related concerns,” said Bernadette Meyler, the Carl and Sheila Spaeth professor of law at Stanford Law School.
The order is a mix of demands for studies, committee formations and suggested rule-making, meaning the timeline for its execution is vague. It has already been met with resistance from the airline industry.
“The order is directing agencies to act in certain ways, and agencies are notoriously slow,” Professor Meyler added, noting that any draft rule will require a public notice and commentary period. “Consumer and industry actors can weigh in before it’s implemented. There will be some back and forth and lobbying on the part of the industry.”Read More