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Allegiant Air Fined for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Allegiant Air $225,000 for violating federal law and the Department’s airline consumer protections rules concerning tarmac delays and ordered it to cease and desist from future similar violations. 

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Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year, March 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its June 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of April 2017.  In April, DOT received 1,909 complaints about airline service from consumers, up 70.0 percent from the total of 1,123...

American Airlines Fined $1.6 Million for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined American Airlines $1.6 million for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays.  The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. This fine represents the highest amount...

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...

United Fined for Violating Airline Disability, Tarmac Delay Rules

 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined United Airlines $2.75 million for violating the Department’s rules protecting air travelers with disabilities and for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays.  The airline...