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Transportation Department Investigating Airlines for Alleged Price Gouging after Amtrak Crash

Sunday, July 26, 2015
By George Hatcher

US Transportation Department has started an investigation into possible overcharging by airlines following May 2015 Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia. The New York-Washington Amtrak rail service was suspended after a derailment that took 11 lives and injured 200 people. The department has sent letters to JetBlue Airways, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines... »

Press Release: FAA Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty Against Skywest Airlines

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Press Release: FAA Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty Against Skywest Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines, Inc. of St. George, Utah, for allegedly violating DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to include more than 150 safety?sensitive employees in its random drug testing pool. Further, SkyWest allegedly... »

DOT Fines American Airlines

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By George Hatcher
DOT Fines American Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined American Airlines $60,000 for violating the Department’s full-fare advertising rule after the airline’s agents told consumers that surcharges levied by the airlines were government-imposed taxes. DOT ordered the carrier to cease and desist from further violations. “We expect airlines to be truthful to their customers when... »

DOT Fines Brazilian Airline for Violations of Airline Consumer Rules

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
DOT Fines Brazilian Airline for Violations of Airline Consumer Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined the Brazilian airline GOL $250,000 for violating a number of DOT’s rules protecting the rights of air travelers. This is the largest penalty assessed for violations of the rules adopted in April 2011. The airline was ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the... »

Press Release: Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Press Release: Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year

WASHINGTON – Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were down 14.1 percent from the first nine months of 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. From January to September 2013, the Department received 10,439 consumer... »

DOT Fines US Airways for Failure to Provide Wheelchair Assistance to Passengers with Disabilities

Monday, November 4, 2013
By George Hatcher

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined US Airways $1.2 million for failing to provide adequate wheelchair assistance to passengers in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. The fine is one of the largest ever assessed by DOT in a disability case. “All air travelers deserve to be treated equally and with respect,... »

DOT Press Release: Code Share Disclosure

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
DOT Press Release: Code Share Disclosure

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined two ticket agents for violating the Department’s rules on disclosure of code-share flights. DOT issued a $125,000 fine against Carlson Wagonlit Travel and a $65,000 fine against Frosch International Travel, and both companies were ordered to cease and desist from further violations. The amount of the... »

Plane Crash Investigation Reveals Cause

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
By George Hatcher
Plane Crash Investigation Reveals Cause

On April 29, we reported the National Air Cargo flight that crashed when it’s load shifted and the plane stalled. Federal investigators and Boeing experts went to Afghanistan to to assist in the investigation. On Jun 2nd 2013, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan investigation announced officially that it was the... »

Senators Protest Closure of Control Towers

Monday, May 6, 2013
By George Hatcher
Senators Protest Closure of Control Towers

Forty-one senators have written a letter to the Department of Transportation supporting their belief that “$253 million in funding authority” is enough to keep open the 149 contract control towers which are currently scheduled to close after June 15. Senators Letter Download article as PDF »

Review of the Security and Controls over the Civil Aviation Registry Systems – Federal Aviation Administration

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
By George Hatcher

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for setting, overseeing, and enforcing safety standards in the aviation industry. FAA’s Flight Standards Service promotes aviation safety by managing systems for registration of civil aircraft and airman records. These registry systems contain FAA’s official records of civil aircraft registration and ownership, and airman certification, ratings and... »

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