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Passengers’ Right to Fly Free from Discrimination

About this Document

Federal law guarantees all passengers the right to fly free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  Likewise, the Department of Transportation (the Department or “DOT”) is committed to protecting the civil rights of all passengers, irrespective of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or ancestry.  The Department is committed to ensuring that a passenger’s right to fly free from unlawful discrimination is not compromised while also balancing important safety and security concerns.  This fact sheet is intended to assist the flying public in understanding their right to fly on commercial airlines free from discrimination.

Last updated: Friday, January 13, 2017