Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Frontier Airlines Fined for Violating Disability Laws

Frontier Airlines was fined $50,000.00 by the U.S. Department of Transportation recently for violating the Air Carrier Access Act. Complaints were filed against Frontier Airlines by a quadriplegic who is unable to sit upright without support and restraint.

Prior to the passenger's return flight on a round-trip ticket in June of 2011, Frontier did not notify the passenger of an FAA rule prohibiting the use of upper body restraints. Not only did Frontier fail to notify the passenger prior to his return flight, but Frontier also allowed him to use extenders for restraint on multiple, previous flights. Due to the fact that the passenger did not have an alternative restraint device, he was removed from the plane.

To read more about Frontier Airlines failure to follow the Air Carrier Access Act, including more information on DOT regulations regarding flight passengers with disabilities, check out the link below...

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/south-florida-travel/2012/04/16/dot-fines-frontier-50000-for-disability-violations/

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