Delta, AirTran Run Afoul Of DOT Pricing Regulations

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 4:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has levied fines against AirTran Airways and Delta Air Lines Inc. for listing purportedly misleading fare prices in advertisements, with AirTran claiming its mistake was a clerical error and Delta saying it simply had no interest in fighting the allegations.

The agency announced Friday that AirTran and Delta were fined $20,000 and $40,000, respectively, for alleged violations of rules requiring airline promotional materials to disclose full prices consumers must pay for air travel.

“Our fare advertising rules are designed to ensure...
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