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U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Asiana Airlines for Not Adhering to Family Assistance Plan Following Crash

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that Asiana Airlines, an airline based in the Republic of Korea, violated federal law last July by failing to adhere to the assurances in its family assistance plan following the crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport.  DOT fined Asiana $500,000 and ordered the airline to cease and desist from further violations.  This is the first time that DOT has issued a fine under this statute.

DOT Fines Ticket Agent Vayama for Violating Price Advertising Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined ticket agent Airtrade International, doing business as Vayama, $80,000 for violating DOT’s unfair and deceptive trade practices rule by advertising fares that failed to distinguish between government taxes and fees and charges imposed by the airline.  Vayama also violated DOT’s full fare advertising rule by advertising fares that were rounded down below the actual total fare amount.  DOT ordered the company to cease and desist from further violations.

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