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Final Rule: Use of Electronic Cigarettes on Aircraft

The Department of Transportation is issuing a final rule to extend the smoking ban in 14 CFR Part 252 to include all charter (i.e., nonscheduled) flights where a flight attendant is a required crewmember. The revised Part 252 would comport with 49 U.S.C. § 41706, which was revised in 2012, to...

Honoring tickets of insolvent airlines

The purpose of this notice is to clarify the obligation of airlines under section 145 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (“Act”) to provide transportation to passengers of airlines that have ceased operations due to insolvency or bankruptcy.  (P.L. 107-71, 115 Stat. 645 (...

Honoring tickets of insolvent airlines, add'l information

The Department issued a notice on August 8, 2002, providing guidance for airlines and the traveling public regarding the obligation of airlines under section 145 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (“Act”) to transport passengers of airlines that have ceased operations due to...

Honoring tickets of insolvent airlines: more information

On November 14, 2002, the Department of Transportation issued a notice providing guidance for airlines and the traveling public regarding the obligation of airlines under section 145 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, P.L. 107-71, 115 Stat. 645 (November 19, 2001) (“Act”), to...

Electronic Ticketing: Passenger Notices

The Department is issuing a statement of compliance policy that states that the ticket notices required by various DOT rules must be given (or be made readily available) to ‘‘ticketless’’ airline passengers no later than the time that they check in at the airport for the first flight in...

Warning letter re GDS/OTA display bias

The following letter was sent on February 1, 2011, to the association which represents the major global distribution systems operating in the United States and to several global distribution systems and online travel agents.

Guidance re GDS/OTA display bias

This letter was sent on March 4, 2011, to the association which represents the major global distribution systems operating in the United States.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Federal Register Version

The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend its existing airline smoking rule to explicitly ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all aircraft in scheduled passenger interstate, intrastate and foreign air transportation. The Department is taking this action because of the increased...

DOT Policy on E-Cigarettes

Excerpted from answers to Questions for the Record provided by Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation, following a June 17, 2010, hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation