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Aviation

Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2019 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its December 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of October 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.October On-Time PerformanceIn October...

Air Travel Consumer Report: August 2019 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its October 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of August 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.August On-Time PerformanceIn August 2019,...

Air Travel Consumer Report: July 2019 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its September 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of July 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.July On-Time PerformanceIn July 2019,...

U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes U.S. Airlines and Cities for New Tokyo Haneda Routes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today proposed to select four U.S. airlines to provide new daytime service to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda airport as early as summer 2020.On January 25, 2019, delegations from the United States and Japan tentatively committed to amending the U.S.-Japan aviation agreement to provide for up to 12 additional daytime opportunities for U.S.-carrier operations at Tokyo’s in-town Haneda Airport.  DOT expects that the amendment would enter into force in...

U.S. Department of Transportation Soliciting Applications and Nominations for Two Federal Advisory Committees on Air Travel

Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee and Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory CommitteeWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it is soliciting applications and nominations for membership on two federal advisory committees on air travel: the Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee (ACAA Advisory Committee) and the Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee (AAPB Advisory Committee).  These committees are mandated by the FAA...

DOT Advises Air Travelers and Colleges About Tour Packages to College Bowl Games

DOT Advises Air Travelers and Colleges About Tour Packages to College Bowl Games.  The U.S. Department of Transportation is reminding consumers going to college bowl games and other special events not to make a payment for a special event air tour package without obtaining either the ticket to the bowl game or other special event or a written confirmation that a ticket to the event is included.  Colleges and other organizations are advised that there are DOT requirements on...

Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) Fined for Violating Rules Protecting Air Travelers with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) $200,000 for violating federal law and the Department’s rule protecting air travelers with disabilities, and ordered it to cease and desist from future similar violations. In February 2017, DOT’s Aviation Enforcement Office discovered that SAS violated the Department’s website accessibility requirements when it created a separate website for individuals with disabilities instead of ensuring...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee and National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that she has reconstituted the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC or Committee) and established the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force (Task Force) as an ACPAC Subcommittee.The ACPAC will evaluate current aviation consumer protection programs and provide recommendations to the Secretary for improving them, as well as recommend any additional consumer protections that...