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BTS Directive: 18 Airlines to Report 2018 On-Time Performance and Denied Boarding Data

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) has designated 18 U.S. airlines to report 2018 on-time performance and denied boarding data for domestic flights and 13 U.S. airlines to report 2018 mishandled baggage data for domestic flights.Beginning in 2018, airlines with at least one-half of one percent of the total scheduled-service domestic passenger revenue for the 12-months ending December 2016 ($453.13 million) will be required to...

2016 Flight Cancellation, Mishandled Baggage, and Bumping Rates are Lowest in Decades

WASHINGTON – In 2016, the reporting carriers canceled 1.17 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement over the 1.5 percent cancellation rate in 2015 and the lowest in the 22 years with comparable numbers, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) released today.  The previous low was 1.24 percent in 2002.  The reporting carriers canceled 1.6 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in December 2016, an improvement over the 1.7 percent cancellation rate...


A compilation of the most recent rules, guidance, enforcement orders and other related information regarding aviation baggage issues.