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DOT Relaunches Airline Consumer Website

Improved website design will make it easier for travelers to understand their rights

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that it is launching its redesigned airline consumer website. 

“This redesigned website will provide clear...

DOT News Digest 146-16

DOT Issues New Enforcement Policy on Extended Tarmac Delays.  The Department’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, a unit within the Office of the General Counsel, today issued a new enforcement policy on extended tarmac delays in light of the FAA Extension, Safety, and...

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...

News Digest DOT 88-16


DOT Approves First Scheduled All-Cargo Service to Cuba.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved FedEx’s uncontested application to become the first all-cargo airline to provide scheduled flights to Cuba.  FedEx has thus far been the only all-...