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Articles tagged “fines”

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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?

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

Federal safety regulators looking to fine American Airlines $162 million

The FAA is filing the largest combined penalty ever to be brought against an airline, but the claim may have more to do with the federal agency ensuring they are paid during AMR's restructuring than the implied safety breaches.

Airlines

Why the FAA’s Delta fine isn’t really a big deal

Peterson smartly draws attention to the difference between the announced FAA penalty and the fraction of that cost that large airlines usually end up paying.

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U.S. DOT fines upstart airline before it even lifts off

The throwback airline sold discount memberships to enthusiastic fliers before it had approval to take off, so now it has $10,000 less to work with.