About this Order
This consent order concerns violations by Comair, Inc., (Comair)1 of the Department’s oversales rule (14 CFR Part 250), the statutory provision requiring carriers to report oversales and other data to the Department (49 U.S.C. § 41708), and the statutory prohibition against engaging in unfair and deceptive practices by air carriers and ticket agents (49 U.S.C. § 41712). The violations stem from the carrier’s failures on oversold flights to 1) solicit volunteers to give up their seats before denying boarding to passengers against their will, 2) provide passengers who were involuntarily denied boarding with the appropriate amount and type of denied boarding compensation (DBC) in a timely manner, and 3) file required reports accurately stating the total numbers of passengers who were involuntarily denied boarding. The order directs Comair to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses a civil penalty of $275,000.