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Comair, Inc. 2010-7-18

This consent order concerns violations by Comair, Inc., (Comair)1 of the Department’s oversales rule (14 CFR Part 250), the statutory provision requiring carriers to report oversales and other data to the Department (49 U.S.C. § 41708), and the statutory prohibition against engaging in unfair and deceptive practices by air carriers and ticket agents (49 U.S.C. § 41712). The violations stem from the carrier’s failures on oversold flights to 1) solicit volunteers to give up their seats before denying boarding to passengers against their will, 2) provide passengers who were involuntarily denied boarding with the appropriate amount and type of denied boarding compensation (DBC) in a timely manner, and 3) file required reports accurately stating the total numbers of passengers who were involuntarily denied boarding. The order directs Comair to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses a civil penalty of $275,000.

Comair, Inc., d/b/a Delta Connection 2007-5-9

This order concerns apparent violations by Comair, Inc. d/b/a Delta Connection (“Comair”) of the statutory prohibition against unfair or deceptive practices, 49 U.S.C. § 41712, arising from its failure to provide consumers with certain amenities during flight disruptions in accordance with its contract of carriage. This consent order directs Comair to cease and desist from future violations and assesses a compromise civil penalty in the amount of $75,000, subject to the offset and forgiveness provisions described below.