Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

SSL

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

The latest general information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on Coronavirus.gov. For USDOT specific COVID-19 resources, please visit our page.

Airlines

News Digest - DOT 91-17

DOT withdraws two proposed rulemakings.  As part of the Administration’s effort to reduce regulation and control regulatory costs, today the U.S. Department of Transportation is withdrawing two notices of proposed rulemakings – (1) the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Ancillary Airline Passenger Revenues; and (2) the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees.  The notice of proposed rulemaking on ancillary airline passenger...

DOT Enters Agreements with Airlines to Increase Availability of Accessible Airport Kiosks and Accessible Airline Mobile Websites

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that it has reached agreements with Alaska Airlines/Virgin America and Spirit Airlines to expand greatly the availability of airport kiosks that will be accessible to individuals with disabilities.  DOT also reached an agreement with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to make the airline’s mobile website accessible for individuals with disabilities.“The Department is committed to making transportation more accessible for everyone...

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 filed in April 2016 and up 68.6 percent from the 1,132 received in March 2017.The reporting carriers canceled 1.6 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in April 2017, up from the 0.9 percent...

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...