Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

American Airlines

This page shows Department of Transportation content pertaining to a specific tag. If you cannot find what you’re looking for on this page, please use the search box in the top right of our website.

American Airlines Fined $1.6 Million for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined American Airlines $1.6 million for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays.  The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. This fine represents the highest amount...

DOT Proposes New Los Angeles-Beijing Flight for American Airlines

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today proposed to select American Airlines for new daily scheduled nonstop service between Los Angeles and Beijing, China. 

DOT has been conducting a proceeding to consider the competing applications of American and Delta, each having...

News Digest DOT 111-15


DOT Issues Order Against American Airlines for Violating 24-Hour Rule.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a cease and desist order against American Airlines for violating the Department’s regulation that requires airlines to hold a...

American Airlines, Inc. 2011-2-14

This consent order concerns violations of 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which prohibits unfair and deceptive trade practices and unfair methods of competition, by American Airlines, Inc., (American) for failure to disclose the amount of fees and use restrictions on travel vouchers offered and provided as...

American Fined for Failing to Disclose Oversales Voucher Fees

The U.S. Department of Transportation today assessed a civil penalty of $90,000 against American Airlines for failing to disclose that vouchers given to passengers for voluntarily giving up their seat on oversold flights could be redeemed only after paying as much as a $30 ticketing fee.