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Air Travel

Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2019 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its December 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of October 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.October On-Time PerformanceIn October...

Air Travel Consumer Report: August 2019 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its October 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of August 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.August On-Time PerformanceIn August 2019,...

Air Travel Consumer Report: July 2019 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its September 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of July 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.July On-Time PerformanceIn July 2019,...

1st Quarter 2017 Airline Bumping Rate Equal to Previous Year

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its May 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of March 2017 and the first quarter of 2017.  For the first quarter of 2017, the 12 U.S. carriers who report on-time performance and mishandled baggage data posted an involuntary denied boarding, or bumping, rate of 0.62 per 10,000 passengers, equal to the 0.62 rate reported for the first quarter of 2016.  See the May...

Flight Cancellations Down From Previous Year, January 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its April 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of February 2017.  The April report contains denied boarding (oversales) data for the October-December 2016 quarter, as airlines report denied boarding numbers by quarter.  Denied boarding numbers for the January-March quarter will be available in the May Air Travel Consumer Report.The reporting carriers canceled 1.5 percent...

News Digest - DOT 18-17

DOT Cautions Consumers on Super Bowl Air Travel Game Ticket Scams.  Air travelers going to Super Bowl LI this year should be aware that not all tour packages include a ticket to the February 5 game in Houston, Texas.  Under U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) consumer protection rules, any operator marketing a Super Bowl air package that is promoted as including game tickets must have the tickets in hand or have a written contract for the tickets at the time of each sale...