Tag: fines

Biden administration proposes stricter penalties for airlines mishandling wheelchairs

The Biden administration is taking strides to enhance protections for passengers with disabilities by proposing stricter penalties for airlines found guilty of mishandling wheelchairs. This move aims to fortify the enforcement of federal laws concerning accessible air travel. According to the ...

DOT Fines Copa Airlines Suspending Air Service Between the U.S. and Venezuela

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A. (Copa) $450,000 for unlawfully transporting passengers between the United States and Venezuela via a stopover point. Copa was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. Copa’s econo...

Jet2.com gives woman lifetime ban and bills her £85,000 over diverted flight

Jet2.com gives woman lifetime ban and bills her £85,000 over diverted flight

Low-cost leisure carrier Jet2.com said it has issued a lifetime ban to an allegedly disruptive passenger Chloe Haines and billed her more than £85,000 after one of its flights was diverted. The airline said her “extremely disruptive behaviour” led to a flight on 22 June from London Stansted...

US DOT fines Delta and American for violating tarmac delay rule

US DOT fines Delta and American for violating tarmac delay rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said it has fined American Airlines US$1 million and Delta Air Lines $750,000 for violating federal statutes and the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays. DOT’s Aviation Enforcement Office investigation revealed that 10 domestic and thre...

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