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Oversales

A compilation of rules, guidance, enforcement orders and other related information regarding aviation oversales.

Rules 

Name Document
14 CFR Part 250 - Oversales View Rule
Final Rule: Implementing Certain Provisions of the TICKETS Act and Revisions to Denied Boarding Compensation and Domestic Baggage Liability Limits Link
2015 Inflation Adjustments: Oversales, Baggage and Civil Penalties View PDF
April 2011 amendments View PDF
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Modernizing Payment of Denied Boarding Compensation Link

Guidance 

Name Date Document
Reporting oversales: value of travel vouchers 04/21/2006 View PDF
Reporting of oversales: misreporting involuntary bumpings as voluntary, failing to report bumped passengers that are ineligible for compensation 11/19/1996 View PDF
Powerpoint presentation on 2011 amendments   View Presentation
Notice of enforcement policy: oversale notice for foreign carriers

08/05/2011

View PDF

Enforcement Orders 

Name Order No. Document
Spirit Airlines, Inc. 2020-6-5 View PDF
Bryan and Renee Jackson and Bridgitte Prince v. American Airlines 2018-10-16 View PDF
Air Canada 2018-5-27 View PDF
Mike Borsetti v. British Airways 2018-5-17 View PDF
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. 2018-4-7 View PDF
Frontier Airlines, Inc. 2017-08-27 View PDF
Frontier Airlines, Inc. 2017-7-8 View PDF
JetBlue Airways 2016-12-4 View PDF
Southwest Airlines Co. 2016-8-33 View PDF
Alaska Airlines, Inc. 2016-8-32 View PDF
United Airlines, Inc. 2016-8-31 View PDF
American Airlines, Inc. 2016-8-30 View PDF
American Airlines, Inc. 2015-9-10 View PDF
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 2013-6-20 View PDF
American Airlines, Inc. 2011-2-14 View PDF
Comair 2010-7-18 View PDF
Southwest Airlines, Inc. 2010-4-14 View PDF
Spirit Airlines, Inc. 2009-9-8 View PDF
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 2009-7-7 View PDF
US Airways, Inc. 2008-12-13 View PDF
Frontier Airlines, Inc. 2008-11-1 View PDF
Northwest Airlines, Inc. 2007-6-12 View PDF

Other Documents

Name Date Document
DOT Letter to United 05/12/2017 View PDF
Last updated: Wednesday, October 6, 2021