Today, Hogan Lovells’ Global Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Practice Chair Lisa Ellman testified to the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations ...27 September 2016
U.S. Department of Transportation Imposes A $15,000 Civil Penalty on A Ticket Agent for Violating DOT's New Full Fare Rule.
FlightNetwork is a ticket agent in Canada, whose primary customer base is in Canada, but it has sold some tickets to U.S. consumers. Because it holds out air transportation to, from, or within the United States for sale to U.S. consumers via the internet and other media, the new rule applied to FlightNetwork. For a period of time after the new full fare rule became effective in January 2012, FlightNetwork advertised fares and corresponding taxes/fees separately. The displayed fare did not include the taxes/fees, and thus the advertisement display violated the new full fare rule in 14 CFR 399.84. The DOT and FlightNetwork agreed to settle the matter for $15,000 pursuant to a Consent Order (see link above).