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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE11 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections III 

The rulemaking previously titled "Airline Pricing Transparency and Other Consumer Protection Issues" has been separated into three proceedings. This final rule would address the following topics from the notice of proposed rulemaking issued on May 23, 2014: the scope of carriers required to report service quality data, reporting of mainline carriers' domestic code-share partner operations; the statutory requirement that carriers and ticket agents disclose any code-share arrangements on their web sites; undisclosed biasing by carriers and ticket agents in electronic displays of flight search results; and disclosure by ticket agents of the carriers whose tickets they sell in order to avoid having consumers mistakenly believe they are searching all possible flight options for a particular city-pair market when in fact there may be other options available. Additionally, the rulemaking would correct drafting errors and make a few clarifying changes to the Department's second Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections rule. Two other proceedings will address other provisions identified in the 2014 NPRM. See RIN 2105-AE56, Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees; and RIN 2105-AE57, Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections IV. These rulemakings address unrelated matters and were separated into three proceedings to avoid the risk of any delay in finalizing one issue resulting in a delay in finalizing other issues.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 244    14 CFR 250    14 CFR 253    14 CFR 259    14 CFR 399   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41712    49 U.S.C. 40101    49 U.S.C. 41702   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/23/2014  79 FR 29970   
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: Related Final Rule issued on April 25, 2011 (76 FR 23110, RIN 2105-AD92).
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 2105-AD72, Related to 2105-AD92 
Agency Contact:
Blane A. Workie
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
Room 4116/C-70, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9342
Fax:202 366-7153