BusinessJet Fined For Failing To Label Code-Share Flights

Law360, Chicago (November 9, 2011, 3:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation slapped now-defunct online air ticket agent BusinessJet Class LLC with a $40,000 fine Wednesday for allegedly failing to properly alert consumers when flights were operated under code-share arrangements between different airlines.

The fine follows a handful of other penalties the department has levied against airline industry companies for alleged customer disclosures violations recently, including Chile's Lan Airlines, South African Airways, Orbitz Worldwide LLC, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., Air Canada and United Airlines.

In a consent order issued Wednesday, the DOT alleged...
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