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DOT Issues Guidance Documents to Prevent Airline Discrimination


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued two guidance documents emphasizing that federal law guarantees all passengers the right to fly free from discrimination.  The documents supersede prior non-discrimination guidance issued by the Department...

Flight Cancellations at All-Time Lows; New Discrimination Data Available

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s monthly Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) released today states that reporting carriers canceled 0.3 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in September 2016, the lowest for any of the 261 months with comparable records since January 1995...

U.S. Department of Transportation Finds Discrimination by Kuwait Airways

WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Transportation sent a letter today to the national airline carrier of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways, finding that the company unlawfully discriminated against a passenger traveling on an Israeli passport by refusing to sell him a ticket for travel from...


Airlines are prohibited from subjecting a person in air transportation to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or ancestry.

Passengers’ Rights to Fly Free from Discrimination

Federal law prohibits airlines from discriminating against airline...