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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.

U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Qantas for Not Informing Passengers of Opportunity to Leave Delayed Aircraft

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that Qantas Airways, an airline based in Australia, violated federal rules last March by not informing passengers on a delayed aircraft at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that they had the opportunity to leave the plane as it sat at the gate for an extended period of time with the door open.  DOT fined Qantas $90,000 and ordered the airline to cease and desist from further violations.

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.

Qantas Fined for Failing to Disclose Baggage Fees

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Qantas Fined for Failing to Disclose Baggage Fees

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty of $100,000 against Qantas, an Australian air carrier, for violating the Department’s new rule requiring carriers and ticket agents to inform consumers that they may have to pay baggage fees, and directed Qantas to cease and desist from further violations.

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