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DOT fines four carriers for passenger rights violations

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) says it has fined Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int'l), American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth), United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare), and Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) for providing inaccurate information to passengers about how much compensation they could potentially receive for being denied boarding against their will, or “bumped” on oversold flights, and for lost, damaged, or delayed baggage. (www.ch-aviation.com) Ещё...

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sparkie624
sparkie624 4
royhunte92
Roy Hunte 3
About time action was taken.
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
Me thinks we won't read about the "three dollars and 1/2 a ticket to anywhere" settlement.
scott8733
scott8733 1
60, that comment warmed my heart for just a glimmering moment. Felt just like P1 was back on the board.
fastroper
Cecil Clark 2
The government basically just fined the passengers of these airlines for violating passenger rights. Ironic, huh? American and United combined made about $4.3 Billion in profits last year. Fining them $40,000 and $35,000 each is a joke. All these airlines will do is charge a couple dollars more for passenger tickets to cover this "expense". Nice going feds...
wopri
Wolfgang Prigge 1
So what is your suggestion, how can the passengers be protected?
fastroper
Cecil Clark 2
I suggest Americans can choose to fly on an airline that actually cares about customer service. This isn't Russia where there's only one state-run airline. In the free market, most people can choose--unless they fly out of a small airport with only a single provider. The "Bill of Rights" initiated by a liberal government mandating businesses operate in specific ways to provide customer service is unnecessary in a capitalism economy. In a socialistic, communist economy--yes. Which is the direction the US is rapidly headed with government over-regulation into EVERYTHING (including which restroom you WILL use).

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