USA: DOT fines AirTran and Delta for price advertising rule violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) assessed civil penalties against AirTran Airways and Delta Air Lines for violating rules that require airline price advertisements to disclose the full price consumers must pay for air transportation. The action against AirTran resulted from it advertising a fare that was not available, the action against Delta involved the carrier’s failure to provide adequate notice of taxes and fees that were not included in certain base fares at the first point they were advertised on its website. AirTran was fined $20,000 and Delta $40,000.Source: travelpulse; find article here>>.

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