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Globester, LLC 2011-6-33

This consent order concerns Internet advertisements by Globester, LLC (Globester), that violated the Department’s full-fare advertising requirements specified in 14 CFR Part 399, the Department’s code-share disclosure rule, 14 CFR Part 257, and the statutory prohibition against unfair and deceptive practices, 49 U.S.C. § 41712. It directs Globester to cease and desist from future violations of Parts 399 and 257 and section 41712, and assesses Globester a compromise civil penalty of $40,000.

DOT Fines Ticket Agents for Violations of Code-Share Disclosure and Price Advertising Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined three online ticket agents for failing to adequately disclose to consumers when flights were being operated under a code-sharing arrangement. Two of the companies also were cited for violating the Department’s rules prohibiting deceptive price advertising in air travel.