The U.S. Department of Transportation has given initial approval for the application by American Airlines and four of its international partners for anti-trust immunity ― that is, immunity from monopolies prosecution ― to form an international joint venture.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has redesigned its Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement website to make the site more user-friendly, making it easier for air travelers to file complaints with the DOT about airline service.

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After conducting a thorough review, the U.S. Department of Transportation has found that Virgin America remains a corporate U.S. citizen and so Virgin America can continue to fly despite protests from other airlines over the past two years.

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United Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Continental Airlines have applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity to enable the three airlines to create a transpacific joint venture.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a new rule that it says will significantly strengthen the protections afforded to air travelers in the United States. The new rule establishes a 3-hour time limit after which U.S. airlines must allow passengers to deplane from domestic flights after waiting on board aircraft on the airport tarmac.

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In precedent-setting enforcement actions, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined three airlines for their roles in causing the passengers on board Continental Express flight CO2816 to remain on the aircraft for an unreasonable period of time at Rochester International Airport in Minnesota on August 8.

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British Airways’ Chief Executive Willie Walsh has called publicly for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to approve the airline’s proposed joint venture with American Airlines and Iberia, claiming it would strengthen competition on transatlantic flights.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) plans is levying a record fine against Spirit Airlines for violating DOT consumer regulations.

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