DOT fines Spirit Airlines $375,000 for rule violations

09/18/2009 | Travel Weekly · Wall Street Journal, The

Spirit Airlines has received a $375,000 civil penalty from the Department of Transportation for violating consumer regulations including fare advertising, luggage liability and compensation for denying boarding. DOT said the penalty is a record for the violations. In a statement, Spirit defended its practices, saying its "ultra low-cost carrier model is the most consumer-friendly airline model in the world."

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