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Frontier Airlines Fined $1.5 Million for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays.  The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations.Of the $1.5 million assessed, $900,000 will be credited to Frontier for compensation provided to passengers on the affected flights and also passengers on other delayed flights.  The $1.5 million fine represents the second highest amount assessed...

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...