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Petition for Rulemaking and Third-Party Complaint of Donald L. Pevsner, Esq. Dismissal Order 2012-11-4

About this Order

On July 2, 2012, Donald L. Pevsner (Petitioner) filed a Petition for Rulemaking requesting that the Department require U.S. and foreign carriers to refund the total price of a ticket if the carrier unilaterally changes its flight schedule between the time a ticket is purchased and the time of travel, or allow a passenger to reschedule the flight without the imposition of any “change penalty.” Mr. Pevsner also requests that the Department open a formal investigation pursuant to 49 U.S.C Chapter 415 into the lawfulness of what he characterizes as the “standard $250 change penalty” he claims is currently imposed by most air carriers and foreign air carriers on nonrefundable tickets in foreign air transportation. By this order, we are denying the petition for rulemaking and dismissing the third part complaint.

Updated: Thursday, January 3, 2013