Articles tagged “fines”

Airlines

FAA Seeks $159,000 in Fines From 2 Passengers for Alleged Unruly Behavior

When it comes to unruly flyers, aviation watchdogs can spit and bite, too.

FAA Seeks $159,000 in Fines From 2 Passengers for Alleged Unruly Behavior

Airlines

Fines Issued to Unruly Flyers Now Top $1 Million But Has Anybody Paid Up?

Fines for unruly passengers are rising, but without prosecutorial authority, the Federal Aviation Administration's hands are tied. If disruptive and dangerous behavior is going to come to an end, the FAA must be given the means to make unruly passenger behavior the crime that it is. It's time for Congress to step up to the plate.

Fines Issued to Unruly Flyers Now Top $1 Million But Has Anybody Paid Up?

Airlines

Unruly Air Passengers Are Still Unruly

While the numbers of unruly passengers are small, the fines are huge and so can the damage disruptive flyers leave in their wake. As airlines continue revving up for the return to travel, they need to ensure these types of dangerous distractions don't impede bottom lines or customer satisfaction.

Unruly Air Passengers Are Still Unruly

Online Travel

Italian Regulators Slap TripAdvisor With Fine for For User Reviews

If there's anything more useless than a small fine like this, it's giving it to a regulatory authority in Italy.

Italian Regulators Slap TripAdvisor With Fine for For User Reviews

Airlines

FAA May Fine Southwest $325,000 for Faulty Windshield Heater Warning

This issue seems small in comparison to the larger changing landscape of aviation that the FAA needs to be paying just as close attention to.

Airlines

United Woes Continue, Hit With a Big $1.1 Million Fine For Tarmac Delays

This is the biggest fine that the DOT has levied since rules were put in place that protected passengers from being held on the tarmac for 3+ hours. The majority of the fine will be used to improved United's operations.

United Woes Continue, Hit With a Big $1.1 Million Fine For Tarmac Delays

Airlines

United Airlines Fined $350 Thousand for Late Passenger Refunds

Buried in this story is the fact that United copped to the fact that it filed inaccurate reports to the government about mishandled bookings and incidents involving pets. Those monthly DOT reports about on-time arrivals and pet incidents need to be looked at skeptically.

United Airlines Fined $350 Thousand for Late Passenger Refunds

Airlines

DOT Fines Southwest Airlines for Advertising Tickets It Didn’t Have

If the DOT wants to make an example of Southwest, a company that makes about $2.7 million per day, it's going to have to levy fines quite a bit heftier than this.

DOT Fines Southwest Airlines for Advertising Tickets It Didn’t Have

Airlines

Delta fined $750,000 for bumping passengers without compensation

Considering that Delta is being fined a second time for a similar transgression and can use more than half of the fine to buy tablets, the DOT is letting Delta off very easy.

Airlines

TSA spends $800,000 a year to store obsolete equipment

The TSA makes it so easy for critics to point out the agency’s operational inefficiencies, which waste taxpayers’ money and overshadow its necessary security functions.