Tag: Department of Transportation

American and Qantas Resubmit JV Application to DOT

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines and Qantas have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking approval to form a joint business to better serve customers flying between North America and Australia and New Zealand. The proposed joint business will significantly improve service, stimulate demand and unlock more than $300 million annually in consumer benefits […]

DOT: Airlines Should Notify Fliers if They Allow Voice Calls in Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its proposal to require airlines and ticket agents to disclose in advance to consumers if the carrier operating their flight allows passengers to make voice calls using mobile wireless devices. Currently, the Federal Communications Commission’s rules prohibit the use of mobile devices on certain radio frequencies onboard aircraft, […]

DOT Deny Norwegian Air UK’s Bid to Fly to US

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Department of Transportation (DOT) has denied a bid by Norwegian Air to fly to the U.S. after facing months of scrutiny from labor groups, the aviation industry and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The company applied for a foreign air carrier permit for one of its subsidiaries, Norwegian Air UK, in order […]