Articles tagged “dot”

DOT Slaps Qantas for Violating Obscure U.S. Law

DOT Slaps Qantas for Violating Obscure U.S. Law

Brian Sumers, Skift

The fine here is miniscule. But the issues are interesting. Qantas has the right to fly between New York and Los Angeles, and it does so every day. But it can only carry a small subset of passengers.

4 weeks ago

Southwest Quarrels With Competitors Over New Lost-Bag Math Rules

Southwest Quarrels With Competitors Over New Lost-Bag Math Rules

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

American and United go so far as to claim that there are no “quantifiable, or even unquantifiable, public benefits” of the government reporting on how many bags U.S. airlines lose and mishandle. Well, those reports help consumers make informed decisions.

1 month ago

U.S. Senator Demands to Know Why United Airlines Has the Most Pet Deaths By Far

U.S. Senator Demands to Know Why United Airlines Has the Most Pet Deaths By Far

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United had the most reported pet deaths among U.S. airlines in both 2016 and 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Reports. While we won't pass judgment here on what the flight attendant heard or didn't hear, and what exactly transpired in the latest incident, it's clear that the airline has some work to do.

1 month ago

JetBlue Heading Toward Worst Year of On-Time Performance Since 2007 Fiasco

JetBlue Heading Toward Worst Year of On-Time Performance Since 2007 Fiasco

Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

JetBlue doesn't fly the clear-blue skies of Hawaii but hunkers down in the snowy Northeast U.S., and that has impacted its on-time performance. Still, the drop-off in efficiency shows the airline needs to make improvements.

4 months ago

Lawmakers Ask Transportation Department to Intervene in U.S.-Gulf Carrier Spat

Lawmakers Ask Transportation Department to Intervene in U.S.-Gulf Carrier Spat

Ryan Beene, Bloomberg

This is more complicated than the trade group representing the three largest U.S. airlines likes to suggest. Yes, Gulf carriers probably steal business from U.S. airlines. But if the U.S. punishes them, there could be consequences for other American businesses. This saga requires a delicate solution.

5 months ago

U.S. Approves Delta Joint Venture With Korean Air

U.S. Approves Delta Joint Venture With Korean Air

Associated Press

The agreement means Delta and Korean Air passengers will be able to earn and redeem loyalty program miles in each carrier's program.

5 months ago

Frontier Airlines Gets Fined $1.5 Million for Stranding Passengers on Tarmac

Frontier Airlines Gets Fined $1.5 Million for Stranding Passengers on Tarmac

Associated Press

Frontier Airlines clearly botched the handling of a snowstorm in Denver, and had it not been for hard-fought tarmac-delay rules, passengers would have had no recourse other than relying on the largess of the airline.

7 months ago

Airline Bumping of Overbooked Passengers Reaches 22-Year Low

Airline Bumping of Overbooked Passengers Reaches 22-Year Low

David Koenig, Associated Press

Some airlines had defended overbooking as a must-have tool in their revenue management arsenals but the social media backlash forced them to modify their ways.

9 months ago

Trump Administration Backs Airlines in Rollback of Proposed Bag Fee Disclosures

Trump Administration Backs Airlines in Rollback of Proposed Bag Fee Disclosures

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It's another win for big business, courtesy of the Trump Administration. Who cares about consumers, anyway?

1 year ago

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights in 2016 Than Any Year on Record

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights in 2016 Than Any Year on Record

Associated Press

Either someone is cooking the books or the biggest airlines in the country, despite several high-profile tech outages, are getting their acts together.

1 year ago

Qantas and American Hope Trump’s DOT Will Approve Their Joint Venture on Second Try

Qantas and American Hope Trump’s DOT Will Approve Their Joint Venture on Second Try

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Obama Administration's decision to block Qantas' application for antitrust immunity with American came as a surprise to most observers. The Trump administration's Department of Transportation would normally be likely will rule otherwise. But this new administration is unpredictable, so it's hard to say for sure.

1 year ago

Delta and Aeromexico will Pay High Price for Antitrust Immunity

Delta and Aeromexico will Pay High Price for Antitrust Immunity

Brian Sumers, Skift

The terms aren't as generous as Delta wanted, but the carrier still should be able to get plenty out of its partnership with Mexico's only full-service airline.

1 year ago