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What the Cost of Airline Fuel Means to You

September 13, 2019When most people think of gas prices, they understandably focus on the price they pay for gas at the pump. Yet the price that airlines pay for fuel also impacts millions of Americans.Whether a professional travelling for business, or a family visiting relatives for the holidays, the cost of jet fuel matters because it’s a major expense for airlines and thereby directly impacts the price of an airline ticket.Airlines are transporting record numbers of passengers—78...

USDOT Air Travel Consumer Report Now Includes More Complete Airline Data

 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today issued its monthly Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR), which, for the first time since its inception more than 30 years ago,  contains data on domestic flights that are marketed by the mainline carriers, but operated by the mainline carriers’ regional codeshare affiliates.Previously, numbers were only reported for domestic flights performed by reporting carriers with at least one-half of one percent of the...

2017 Airline Bumping Rate Lowest in Decades

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its February 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report on air carrier data compiled for the month of December 2017 and calendar year 2017.  In 2017, the carriers posted a bumping rate of 0.34 per 10,000 passengers, the lowest annual rate based on historical data dating back to 1995.  The previous low was 0.62 in 2016.  These carriers posted a bumping rate of 0.18 per 10,000 passengers for the fourth quarter of 2017, an...

News Digest - DOT 94-17

DOT Advises Air Travelers and Colleges About Tour Packages to College Bowl Games.  The U.S. Department of Transportation is reminding consumers going to college bowl games and other special events not to make a payment for a special event air tour package without obtaining either the ticket to the bowl game or other special event or a written confirmation that a ticket to the event is included.  Colleges and other organizations are advised that there are DOT requirements on...

October 2017 Airline On-Time Performance Slightly Down From Previous Year, Up From September 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its December 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report on air carrier data compiled for the month of October 2017.  In October, the reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 84.8 percent, slightly down from the 85.5 percent on-time rate in October 2016, but up from the 83.6 percent mark in September 2017.In October, the reporting carriers canceled 0.7 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement...

July 2017 Flight Cancellations Down From Previous Year, Equal to June 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its September 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, on air carrier data compiled for the month of July 2017.  In July, the reporting carriers canceled 1.1 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement over the 1.9 percent cancellation rate posted in July 2016 and equal to the 1.1 percent rate in June 2017.The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 76.9 percent in July 2017, up from both...

Airline Bumping Rate Lowest in Decades

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its August 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of June 2017, second quarter of 2017, and first half of 2017.  For the first six months of this year, the 12 U.S. carriers who report involuntary denied boarding, or bumping, data posted a bumping rate of 0.52 per 10,000 passengers, the lowest January through June rate based on historical data dating back to 1995 and down from...