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Luxury Air Jets, Inc. 2010-2-17

This consent order concerns violations by Luxury Air Jets, Inc., (LAJ) of 49 U.S.C. § 41101, the Department’s aviation licensing requirements, and 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which prohibits ticket agents and air carriers from engaging in unfair and deceptive trade practices and unfair methods of competition. This order also concerns LAJ’s separate and distinct violation of 14 CFR 399.80, which prohibits certain practices by ticket agents that constitute unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition. This order directs LAJ to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses LAJ a compromise civil penalty of $40,000.

US Airways, Inc. 2008-12-13

This Consent Order concerns violations by US Airways, Inc., (US Airways) of the Department's oversales rule, 14 CFR Part 250, and the statutory prohibition against unfair and deceptive practices, 49 U.S.C. 5 41712. The violations stem from the carrier's failure 1) to solicit volunteers before involuntarily denying boarding to passengers on oversold flights, 2) to furnish the required written notice to passengers who were denied boarding ("bumped") involuntarily, and 3) to provide in a timely manner bumped passengers with the appropriate amount and type of denied boarding compensation (DBC). The order assesses US Airways a civil penalty of $140,000

V1 Jets International, Inc. 2009-10-11

This consent order concerns violations by V1 Jets International, Inc., (“V1 Jets”) of 49 U.S.C. § 41101, the Department’s aviation licensing requirements, and 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which prohibits ticket agents and air carriers from engaging in unfair and deceptive trade practices and unfair methods of competition. This order also concerns V1 Jets’ separate and distinct violation of 14 CFR 399.80(a), which proscribes certain practices by ticket agents that constitute unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition. This order directs V1 Jets to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses V1 Jets a compromise civil penalty of $40,000.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. 2009-8-4

This consent order concerns violations by Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., of 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 Hawaiian Airlines to cease and desist from future violations of Part 257 and section 41712, and assesses the carrier $50,000 in civil penalties.

Paragon Air, Inc. 2009-7-17

This consent order concerns the failure of Paragon Air, Inc., ("Paragon") to comply with (1) the requirement, implemented by 14 CFR Part 374, to make prompt credit card refunds as required by the Consumer Credit Protection Act and Regulation Z of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1693r and 12 CFR Part 226 and (2) Department enforcement case precedent that requires that cash refunds be made within 20 days of receipt of full documentation of such a request.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. 2009-7-7

This Consent Order concerns violations by Delta Air Lines, Inc., (Delta) of the Department’s oversales rule, 14 CFR Part 250, and the statutory prohibition against unfair and deceptive practices, 49 U.S.C. § 41712. The violations stem from the carrier’s failure 1) to solicit volunteers before involuntarily denying boarding to passengers on oversold flights, 2) to furnish the required written notice to passengers who were denied boarding involuntarily (“bumped”), and 3) to provide bumped passengers with the appropriate amount and type of denied boarding compensation (DBC) in a timely manner. The order directs Delta to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses the carrier a civil penalty of $375,000.

United Air Lines, Inc. 2009-7-6

This consent order concerns violations by United Air Lines, Inc., (United) of 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. The order directs United to cease and desist from future violations of Part 257 and section 41712 and assesses the carrier $80,000 in civil penalties.

Air Ambulance Worldwide, Inc. 2009-6-18

This consent order concerns the unlawful holding out of direct air transportation by Air Ambulance Worldwide, Inc., (AAW) an indirect air carrier specializing in air ambulance services. AAW’s conduct exceeded the scope of the economic authority conferred in Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) Order 83-1-36 and violated 49 U.S.C. § 41101, the Department’s economic licensing requirement for air carriers. Those violations also constituted an unfair and deceptive trade practice and unfair method of competition in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41712. This consent order directs AAW to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses AAW a compromise civil penalty of $12,000.

Pascan Aviation, Inc. 2009-1-9

This order concerns unauthorized air transportation by Pascan Aviation, Inc., (Pascan) between Canada and the United States in violation of 14 CFR Part 294 and 49 U.S.C. §§ 41301 and 41712. It directs Pascan to cease and desist from further violations of the Department's rule and these statutory provisions and assesses a compromise civil penalty of $20,000 (US).   

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