|Quoting NKOPS (Reply 1):|
Are they the only Direct Air carrier to get fined?
|Quoting flyinryan99 (Reply 2):|
Ok...so the FAA fines them, where does the money go? I would think it should go back to the passengers who were stuck. This fine does nothing for the poor people who got screwed over if they don't get some of their money back....
|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):|
This fine is not about the passengers perse, but Xtra failing to follow DOT policy in regards to not moving a plane until the money was in the bank.
They essentially flew for 10 some odd days for Direct Air without having paid. At the end of the day, if Xtra would have followed DOT policy lots more flights would have been cancelled, just not at the last minute.
|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 6):|
The right thing would have been stop flying a few weeks prior once they determined Direct Air was not in compliance with DOT regulations by not having the money for contracted services in the bank.
So not only was Direct Air in violations of charter regulations, Xtra as the operator continued to breach its own regulatory responsibilities, and by pulling the rug out from under the consumer at the last minute made things even worse for itself.
|Quoting flyinryan99 (Reply 7):|
Ok...so if Xtra was not paid weeks before, they should've stopped then, correct? How is that not any last minute then it was when they finally stopped flying? It would've been last minute to those people on those flights....right?
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