This consent order concerns certain fare advertisements on United Air Lines' website (www.united.com) that failed to disclose adequately one of the significant restrictions applicable to a discount fare program available to U.S. military personnel, referred to as the "United Thanks our Troops" program. These advertisements, consequently, constituted an unfair and deceptive trade practice in violation of 49 U.S.c. § 41712. Based on these violations, the order directs the carrier to cease and desist from future similar violations.
This consent order concerns violations of the Department's aviation licensing statute, 49
U.S.C. 41 101 by IDM Corporate Aviation Services, LLC, (IDM). From May 2006 to August 2006, IDM operated a Boeing 737 aircraft in colnmo11 carriage air service without having first obtained Departmental economic authority as required by section 41 101. Moreovcr, IDM's unauthorized air transportation violated 49 U.S.C. 5 41712, which prohibits air carriers, such as IDM, and other entities from engaging in unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition. This order directs IDM to cease and desist from such further unauthorized air transportation and assesses IDM a co~nprornisecivil penalty of $120,000.
This consent order concerns certain fare displays on Air Canada’s U.S. website (www.aircanada.com) and certain displays of Air Canada fares on Travelocity.com, a major travel vendor and agent of Air Canada, that failed to comply with the Department’s rule on full fare advertising, 14 CFR 399.84. These fare displays, in addition, constituted unfair and deceptive trade practices and unfair methods of competition in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41712. Based on these violations, the order assesses a compromise civil penalty of $10,000 and directs the carrier to cease and desist from future similar violations.
This consent order concerns unauthorized holding out and operation of air transportation by Caribair, SA ("Caribair"), a foreign entity based in the Dominican Republic. The unauthorized holding out and operations by Caribair violate the economic licensing requirements of 49 U.S.C. § 41301 and constitute an unfair and deceptive practice and an unfair method of competition in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41712. This order directs Caribair to cease and desist from future violations and assesses compromise civil penalties of $70,000.