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These three airlines were fined for passenger rights violations

These three airlines were fined for passenger rights violations

Three large U.S. airlines are writing big checks for failing to abide by passenger rights rules.

American, Delta and Frontier Airlines have agreed to pay a total of $850,000 for keeping poor records, delaying refunds, failing to explain the compensation rules for passengers booted off of overbooked planes and failing to provide wheelchairs to disabled fliers in a timely manner.

All three airlines agreed to pay the fines to the U.S. Department of Transportation to avoid litigation arising from allegations that followed audits by DOT investigators.

Denver-based Frontier Airlines agreed to pay $400,000 to resolve charges that the carrier did not call for volunteers to give...

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