Articles tagged “fines”

Italian Regulators Slap TripAdvisor With Fine for For User Reviews

Italian Regulators Slap TripAdvisor With Fine for For User Reviews

Associated Press

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

5 years ago

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

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

United Airlines Fined $350 Thousand for Late Passenger Refunds

United Airlines Fined $350 Thousand for Late Passenger Refunds

Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Skift

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.

6 years ago

Delta fined $750,000 for bumping passengers without compensation

Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

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

Jeff Plungis, Bloomberg

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.

7 years ago

United Airlines fined $130K for holding passengers for 5-hour delay

United Airlines fined $130K for holding passengers for 5-hour delay

Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune

Many DOT fines result from airlines’ on-the-ground operations failing to carry out small steps, which suggests better communication could results in savings of thousands of dollars.

7 years ago

Who does the DOT fine more: American Airlines or US Airways?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

DOT violations highlight only the most extreme cases of consumer infractions and don't account for the many lost bags, delayed flights, or unfriendly staff that impact consumers' view of either airline.

7 years ago

Activist DOT collects $3.6 million for airlines’ consumer-protection violations in 2012

Activist DOT collects $3.6 million for airlines’ consumer-protection violations in 2012

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This U.S. Department of Transportation has passed the most consumer-friendly regulations in the history of U.S. aviation, but that doesn't stop airlines from breaking the rules.

7 years ago

Passenger compensation on European airlines is more often than not just a fantasy

Passenger compensation on European airlines is more often than not just a fantasy

Oliver Smith, The Daily Telegraph

The hefty fines for airlines have led them to go to extraordinary measures to avoid compensation flyers as the law would suggest. Is it time to make the fines more realistic?

7 years ago

Court rules that European airlines must compensate passengers for delays over three hours

Court rules that European airlines must compensate passengers for delays over three hours

Oliver Smith, The Daily Telegraph

EasyJet's spokesman nailed the point of this ruling: clarity. Expect to see the airlines adjust procedures over the next few months to minimize the potential for extraordinary delays.

7 years ago