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Southern Sky Air and Tours

Southern Sky Air & Tours, LLC d/b/a Myrtle Beach Direct Air & Tours 2010-2-16

This consent order concerns fare displays by Southern Sky Air & Tours, LLC d/b/a Myrtle Beach Direct Air & Tours, (Direct Air) a U.S. Public Charter operator, on its website and in other print and Internet advertisements that failed to comply with the Department’s rule on full fare advertising, 14 CFR 399.84, and therefore constituted an unfair and deceptive practice and unfair method of competition in violation of 14 CFR 380.27 and 49 U.S.C. § 41712. The carrier separately violated 14 CFR 380.27 and 49 U.S.C. § 41712 by failing to provide consumers adequate notice of its policy to charge fees in addition to its advertised fare for checked baggage. This order assesses Direct Air a compromise civil penalty of $35,000 and directs the carrier to cease and desist from further similar violations.