AirTran Airways fined $500,00 for not accommodating disabled
Monday, the Transportation Department announced a $500,000 fine against the Florida-based airline, AirTrain Airways, for violating disability regulations. Transportation Department authorities suggested that $60,000 of the fine be used to create a council that would help the airline understand and stay up to date with disability regulations, and $140,000 be used for an automated wheelchair tracking system at AirTran hubs.
Government officials say that the airline has failed to follow regulations concerning the boarding of disabled passengers, failed to properly categorize its disability complaints, and failed to respond to its passenger’s written complaints.
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