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Notice to Colleges and Universities Organizing Flights to College Bowl Games and other Special Events

About this Document

This notice provides guidance to colleges, universities, and other organizations wishing to arrange charter flights, including flights to special events, such as football bowl games and NCAA basketball playoff games.  This notice is intended to help these organizations avoid (1) unknowingly contracting with airlines that do not have economic authority from the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary (OST) and are not subject to the oversight and stringent safety standards of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a Department of Transportation (DOT) operating administration; (2) reselling individual seats on charter flights without first complying with the Department’s Public Charter rules; and (3) using a Public Charter Operator or a charter broker that is not in compliance with OST and FAA rules.

Regulatory Topic: Aviation Consumer Protection
Last updated: Sunday, April 17, 2016