Fines For US Carriers

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has imposed fines on both Hawaiian Airlines and US Airways after they failed to tell ticket buyers when flights were being operated under a code-share agreement with another airline.  The DoT says “the disclosure must include the corporate name of the transporting carrier and any other name under which the flight is offered to the public.”  Hawaiian was fined $50,000 and US Airways $70,000.  In another action, Continental Airlines was fined $75,000 for violating the department’s requirement that airfare adverts must state the full price to be paid by the consumer.  It had advertised fares on its web site that did not properly contain a notice of additional taxes or government fees.