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Virgin America seeks approval for codeshare with Virgin Australia

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Virgin America announces today that it is requesting U.S.

Consumer Travel Alliance Director named to US DOT Advisory Committee on...

WASHINGTON, DC - Charlie Leocha, Director of the Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), has been appointed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as the public interest representative to the Department of Tr

Spirit Airlines $100 carry-on baggage fee a wake-up call for...

Washington, DC — The Consumer Travel Alliance calls Spirit Airlines’ new $100 fee for carry-on bags a wake -up call for DOT.

Spirit Airlines on robbing its passengers: US DOT made me do...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Spirit Airlines says a new federal regulation aimed at protecting consumers is forcing it to charge passengers an additional $2 for a ticket.

US DOT wants to explicitly ban e-cigarettes on planes

Puffing on electronic cigarettes is already a no-no on flights, but the government wants there to be no doubt.

ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

In a filing submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to its Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections final rule, ASTA has asked that the DOT defer the implementation of two rules

United Airlines flight 937 keeps passengers stuck on tarmac 7 Hours

NAPA, Calif. - The following is a statement by Kate Hanni, founder FlyersRights.org:

Delta, Virgin Australia welcome US DOT approval of trans-Pacific alliance

ATLANTA and SYDNEY - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia Airlines today welcomed the U.S.

Continental, US Airways fined by Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation fined Continental Airlines and US Airways on Thursday for violating the department's price advertising rules.

Delta, Virgin Australia welcome proposed DOT’s approval

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia Airlines today welcomed the U.S.

Airlines increase payback for getting bumped

Hilton Head Island, SC – When the U.S.

Passenger rights group calls on TSA to stop pat-down searches

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) today called on the U.S.

Antitrust immunity tentatively granted to American Airlines and Japan Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas and TOKYO, Japan - American Airlines and Japan Airlines, both members of the oneworld® Alliance, today welcomed an order issued by the United States Department of Transportation (DO

Feds give thumbs down to Delta-Virgin Blue alliance

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday gave a thumbs down to plans by Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. and Delta Air Lines Inc.

US tentatively approves antitrust immunity for American Airlines, oneworld

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) gave its tentative approval to grant antitrust immunity to American Airlines and four oneworld partners to form a global alliance.

US DOT issues guidance letter to airlines on lost, damaged, or...

On October 9, 2009, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a guidance letter to the airlines asking that they review their policies related to the reimbursement of passengers’ expenses rel

Spirit Airlines fined $375,000 for violating consumer protection regulations

Spirit Airlines has been hit with a record civil fine for violating consumer protection regulations.

British Airways consortium file information to US Department of Transportation

LONDON -British Airways PLC confirmed Monday the airline, along with other members of the oneworld alliance, have filed further information to the Department of Transportation regarding its antitrust