Tag: US DOT

Flyers groups ask US DOT for extension on deceptive airline practices rulemaking
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Flyers groups ask US DOT for extension on deceptive airline practices rulemaking

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 14, 2020

Citing difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition of consumer and passenger rights groups has requested that the U.S. ... Read More

US Department of Transportation awards $485 million to 108 US airports
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US Department of Transportation awards $485 million to 108 US airports

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 22, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today in Asheville, North Carolina that the Department of Transportation will award ... Read More

Airline misleading passengers on flight delays and baggage loss?
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Airline misleading passengers on flight delays and baggage loss?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019

FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger organization, on October 4 filed a reply brief in its Flight Delay Compensation Notice lawsuit ... Read More

FlyersRights files lawsuit against US DOT for not enforcing flight delay compensation
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FlyersRights files lawsuit against US DOT for not enforcing flight delay compensation

editor editor- March 29, 2019

FlyersRights.org has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Transportation (DOT) in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over ... Read More

US DOT strengthens safety provisions for lithium batteries transported by aircraft
Travel Safety & Emergencies

US DOT strengthens safety provisions for lithium batteries transported by aircraft

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ... Read More

Virgin America seeks approval for codeshare with Virgin Australia
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Virgin America seeks approval for codeshare with Virgin Australia

editor editor- June 12, 2012

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

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

editor editor- May 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - Charlie Leocha, Director of the Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), has been appointed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ... Read More

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

editor editor- May 5, 2012

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

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

editor editor- February 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Spirit Airlines says a new federal regulation aimed at protecting consumers is forcing it to charge passengers ... Read More

US DOT wants to explicitly ban e-cigarettes on planes
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US DOT wants to explicitly ban e-cigarettes on planes

editor editor- September 16, 2011

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

ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules
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ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

editor editor- July 13, 2011

In a filing submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to its Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections final rule, ... Read More

United Airlines flight 937 keeps passengers stuck on tarmac 7 Hours
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United Airlines flight 937 keeps passengers stuck on tarmac 7 Hours

editor editor- June 21, 2011

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

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

editor editor- June 11, 2011

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

Continental, US Airways fined by Department of Transportation
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Continental, US Airways fined by Department of Transportation

editor editor- June 3, 2011

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

Delta, Virgin Australia welcome proposed DOT’s approval
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Delta, Virgin Australia welcome proposed DOT’s approval

editor editor- May 11, 2011

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

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

editor editor- November 10, 2010

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

Antitrust immunity tentatively granted to American Airlines and Japan Airlines
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Antitrust immunity tentatively granted to American Airlines and Japan Airlines

editor editor- October 7, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas and TOKYO, Japan - American Airlines and Japan Airlines, both members of the oneworld® Alliance, today welcomed ... Read More

Feds give thumbs down to Delta-Virgin Blue alliance
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Feds give thumbs down to Delta-Virgin Blue alliance

editor editor- September 9, 2010

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

US tentatively approves antitrust immunity for American Airlines, oneworld
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US tentatively approves antitrust immunity for American Airlines, oneworld

editor editor- February 15, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) gave its tentative approval to grant antitrust immunity to American Airlines and four oneworld ... Read More

US DOT issues guidance letter to airlines on lost, damaged, or delayed baggage benefits
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US DOT issues guidance letter to airlines on lost, damaged, or delayed baggage benefits

editor editor- October 14, 2009

On October 9, 2009, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a guidance letter to the airlines asking that they ... Read More

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

editor editor- September 18, 2009

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

British Airways consortium file information to US Department of Transportation
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British Airways consortium file information to US Department of Transportation

editor editor- March 17, 2009

LONDON -British Airways PLC confirmed Monday the airline, along with other members of the oneworld alliance, have filed further information ... Read More

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