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Guidance for Airline Personnel on Non-discrimination in Air Travel

About this Document

This guidance is intended to assist airline employees and contractors (“airline personnel”) understand their legal obligation under 49 U.S.C. § 40127(a), and other Federal anti-discrimination statutes,  not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), or ancestry in air travel.  The Department of Transportation (“Department”) recognizes the very important and difficult job of the airlines to provide a safe and secure travel environment.  At the same time, it is important that this function be carried out in a non-discriminatory manner. 

Regulatory Topic: Aviation Consumer Protection
Published Date: Monday, May 10, 2021