Delta fined $750,000 for mishandling bumped passengers; similar problems prompted 2009 fine

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  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 9:22 AM

WASHINGTON — The government is fining Delta Air Lines Inc. $750,000 for bumping some passengers involuntarily, without offering compensation or seeking volunteers first.

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WHIMSEYJun. 26, 13 6:50 PM

BIG DEAL; that is chump change for Delta evidenced by the fact they keep doing it. Stop the hand slapping and knock them hard for breaking FAA rules.

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tuppmanJun. 26, 13 7:04 PM

Delta doesn't give a crap about it's passengers. It never did and never will

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bobblumenfelJun. 26, 13 8:12 PM

"The order on Wednesday allows Delta to use $425,000 of the penalty to buy tablet computers to record whether customers volunteer to be bumped. Delta has already been planning to buy tablets for that job." So over half the "fine" Delta was assessed it was already intending to spend for its own capital expenditures anyway? Sounds like they were permitted to take the money out of their left-hand pocket and put it back into the right. Oh, and is it now tax deductible as a business expense, as fines are not?

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tandabuss1Jun. 26, 13 9:19 PM

Delta mishandling customers? Really? I'm shocked.

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warren123Jun. 27, 13 7:02 AM

Another fine example why the airlines should be regulated!

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honeybooJun. 27, 13 8:30 AM

There must be a way to sue Delta outside of the class action process.

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ChasmannJun. 27, 13 9:01 AM

Why isn't part of this fine, awarded to the passengers that were mistreated?

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mspshadowJun. 27, 1310:00 AM

warren123: "Another fine example why the airlines should be regulated!"...but that would be (gasp) socialism!

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