The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Thai Airways $70,000 for violating federal aviation laws and the Department’s rules prohibiting deceptive price advertising in air travel.
New consumer protections for airline passengers established by the U.S. Department of Transportation go into effect today, and will make flying more convenient and hassle-free for air travelers nationwide. The new consumer protections, finalized earlier this year, include requirements that airlines refund baggage fees if bags are lost, increase compensation provided to passengers bumped from oversold flights, and provide passengers greater protections from lengthy tarmac delays.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Ethiopian Airlines $50,000 for violating federal aviation laws and the Department’s rules prohibiting deceptive price advertising in air travel.
The U.S. Department of Transportation today fined two companies for violating the Department’s rules governing charter flights. Aviation Advantage, Inc. (AAI) was assessed a civil penalty of $150,000 and Swift Air, LLC was assessed a civil penalty of $100,000.
"For 11 days and counting, the Federal Aviation Administration has been without the authorization to go about a portion of its daily business. We owe the American people a solution to this crisis before members head home for the August recess." - Lahood
The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to allow Delta Air Lines and US Airways to exchange some of their operating rights at Reagan Washington National Airport and New York's LaGuardia Airport, subject to a number of conditions.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today proposed a new rule that will require airlines to report more information on the amount and types of fees collected from passengers, as well as the number of checked bags and mishandled wheelchairs. The proposal would revise current reporting requirements to improve data collection on the amount airlines receive from different, specific types of fees.
The United States and Macedonia today reached an Open-Skies aviation agreement, which will allow airlines of the two countries to select routes, destinations and prices for both passenger and cargo service based on consumer demand and market conditions. It is the first aviation agreement between the two countries.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty against Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities. The carrier was assessed a $200,000 civil penalty of which up to $75,000 may be used to improve its service to disabled passengers above levels required by DOT rules.
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival mark in May that was an improvement from April’s showing but down from the performance recorded in May 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).