14 CFR 250.11 - Public disclosure of deliberate overbooking and boarding procedures.

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§ 250.11 Public disclosure of deliberate overbooking and boarding procedures.
(a) Every carrier shall cause to be displayed continuously in a conspicuous public place at each desk, station and position in the United States which is in the charge of a person employed exclusively by it, or by it jointly with another person, or by any agent employed by such air carrier or foreign air carrier to sell tickets to passengers, a sign located so as to be clearly visible and clearly readable to the traveling public, which shall have printed thereon the following statement in boldface type at least one-fourth of an inch high:
Notice—Overbooking of Flights
Airline flights may be overbooked, and there is a slight chance that a seat will not be available on a flight for which a person has a confirmed reservation. If the flight is overbooked, no one will be denied a seat until airline personnel first ask for volunteers willing to give up their reservation in exchange for compensation of the airline's choosing. If there are not enough volunteers, the airline will deny boarding to other persons in accordance with its particular boarding priority. With few exceptions, including failure to comply with the carrier's check-in deadline (carrier shall insert either “of _ minutes prior to each flight segment” or “(which are available upon request from the air carrier)” here), persons denied boarding involuntarily are entitled to compensation. The complete rules for the payment of compensation and each airline's boarding priorities are available at all airport ticket counters and boarding locations. Some airlines do not apply these consumer protections to travel from some foreign countries, although other consumer protections may be available. Check with your airline or your travel agent.
(b) Every carrier shall include with each ticket sold in the United States the notices set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, printed in at least 12-point type. The notice may be printed on a separate piece of paper, on the ticket stock, or on the ticket envelope. The last two sentences of the notice shall be printed in a type face contrasting with that of the rest of the notice.
(c) It shall be the responsibility of each carrier to ensure that travel agents authorized to sell air transportation for that carrier comply with the notice provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section.
(d) [Reserved]
(e) Any air carrier or foreign air carrier engaged in foreign air transportation that complies fully with this part for inbound traffic to the United States need not use the last two sentences of the notices required by paragraph (a) of this subsection.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 3024-0018)
[ER-1306, 47 FR 52985, Nov. 24, 1982, as amended by ER-1392, 49 FR 40401, Oct. 16, 1984; Docket No. DOT-OST-01-9325, 73 FR 21035, Apr. 18, 2008]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION

§ 329 - Transportation information

§ 41102 - General, temporary, and charter air transportation certificates of air carriers

§ 41301 - Requirement for a permit

§ 41302 - Permits of foreign air carriers

§ 41303 - Transfers of permits

§ 41304 - Effective periods and amendments, modifications, suspensions, and revocations of permits

§ 41305 - Applications for permits

§ 41306 - Simplified procedure to apply for, amend, modify, and suspend permits

§ 41307 - Presidential review of actions about foreign air transportation

§ 41308 - Exemption from the antitrust laws

§ 41309 - Cooperative agreements and requests

§ 41310 - Discriminatory practices

§ 41311 - Gambling restrictions

§ 41312 - Ending or suspending foreign air transportation

§ 41313 - Plans to address needs of families of passengers involved in foreign air carrier accidents

§ 41701 - Classification of air carriers

§ 41702 - Interstate air transportation

§ 41703 - Navigation of foreign civil aircraft

§ 41704 - Transporting property not to be transported in aircraft cabins

§ 41705 - Discrimination against handicapped individuals

§ 41706 - Prohibitions against smoking on passenger flights

§ 41707 - Incorporating contract terms into written instrument

§ 41708 - Reports

§ 41709 - Records of air carriers

§ 41710 - Time requirements

§ 41711 - Air carrier management inquiry and cooperation with other authorities

§ 41712 - Unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition

§ 41713 - Preemption of authority over prices, routes, and service

§ 41714 - Availability of slots

§ 41715 - Phase-out of slot rules at certain airports

§ 41716 - Interim slot rules at New York airports

§ 41717 - Interim application of slot rules at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

§ 41718 - Special rules for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

§ 41719 - Air service termination notice

§ 41720 - Joint venture agreements

§ 41721 - Reports by carriers on incidents involving animals during air transport

§ 41722 - Delay reduction actions

§ 41723 - Notice concerning aircraft assembly

Title 14 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 14 CFR 250 after this date.

  • 2014-05-23; vol. 79 # 100 - Friday, May 23, 2014
    1. 79 FR 29970 - Transparency of Airline Ancillary Fees and Other Consumer Protection Issues
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office of the Secretary
      Notice of proposed rulemaking.
      Comments must be received by August 21, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered to the extent practicable.
      14 CFR Parts 234, 244, 250, 255, 256, 257, 259, and 399