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Air Consumer

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 insolvency or bankruptcy.  (P.L. 107-71, 115 Stat. 645 (November 19, 2001))  That notice, which was issued after Vanguard Airlines’ July 2002 cessation of service, was intended to provide immediate...

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 insolvency or bankruptcy.  (P.L. 107-71, 115 Stat. 645 (November 19, 2001))  That notice, which was issued after Vanguard Airlines’ July 2002 cessation of service, was intended to provide immediate...

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 transport passengers of airlines that have ceased operations due to insolvency or bankruptcy.  That notice, issued after National Airlines’ November 6, 2002, cessation of operations, followed a...

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 transport passengers of airlines that have ceased operations due to insolvency or bankruptcy.  That notice, issued after National Airlines’ November 6, 2002, cessation of operations, followed a...

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 their itinerary.

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 their itinerary.

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.

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.

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 promotion of electronic cigarettes and the potential health and passenger comfort concerns that they pose in an aircraft. The Department is also considering whether to extend the ban on smoking (...

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 promotion of electronic cigarettes and the potential health and passenger comfort concerns that they pose in an aircraft. The Department is also considering whether to extend the ban on smoking (...

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

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

P.L. 112-95: Filing tarmac delay contingency plans with DOT February 24, 2012 DOT implementing notice

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 requires covered U.S. carriers
and U.S. airports to submit to the Secretary of Transportation for review and approval tarmac
delay contingency plans on or before May 14, 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s
Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (Enforcement Office) will be establishing an
electronic submission system to enable covered airlines and airports to submit the required plans
through the...

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 requires covered U.S. carriers
and U.S. airports to submit to the Secretary of Transportation for review and approval tarmac
delay contingency plans on or before May 14, 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s
Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (Enforcement Office) will be establishing an
electronic submission system to enable covered airlines and airports to submit the required plans
through the...