DOT Fines AirTran For Ticket Price Advertising Violation

Law360, Chicago (January 5, 2012, 6:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation slapped AirTran Airways with a $60,000 fine Wednesday for allegedly using an online advertisement that failed to provide proper notice of airline tickets' taxes and fees in violation of consumer disclosure rules.

According to a consent order issued by the DOT, AirTran violated federal aviation laws and the department's rules barring deceptive price advertising in air travel by displaying an ad on third-party websites in the fall of 2011 that failed to list the nature and amount of additional taxes on...
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