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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.