Tag: Transportation Department (US)

It’s Not You: 2019 Was a Bad Year for U.S. Air Travelers

Forget about perks like miles, meals and movies. At their core, airlines promise a simple service — timely transportation — yet they made little progress toward improving that basic offering last year. Airlines in the United States performed worse in 2019 than the year before in getting flights to destinations on time, while the share […]

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F.A.A. Failed to Assure Southwest Airlines Safety, Report Says

Regulators failed to hold Southwest Airlines to account for not meeting safety standards, putting as many as 17 million passengers at risk on tens of thousands of flights, a federal watchdog said in a report on Tuesday. The report found that the Federal Aviation Administration had allowed Southwest to routinely provide inaccurate data to pilots […]

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Delta Fined for Discriminating Against Muslim Passengers

Delta has been fined $50,000 after the federal Transportation Department found that it discriminated against three Muslim passengers who had been cleared by the airline’s security but were barred from flights, according to a consent order. The airline was also mandated to make some flight crews and customer service representatives attend civil rights training as […]

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Delta Fined $50,000 for Discriminating Against Muslim Passengers

Delta has been fined $50,000 after the federal Transportation Department found that it discriminated against three Muslim passengers who had been cleared by the airline’s security but were barred from flights, according to a consent order. The airline was also mandated to make some flight crews and customer service representatives attend civil rights training as […]

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Service Animals on Flights May Face Tougher Restrictions

The Department of Transportation is proposing an overhaul to the regulations around service animals on flights in the United States, banning all animals except dogs, and no longer forcing airlines to let animals accompany passengers who say they need them just for emotional support, officials said on Wednesday. The proposed new rules will be open […]

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