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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE81 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Implementing Certain Provisions of the Transparency Improvements and Compensation to Keep Every Ticket-Holder Safe Act of 2018 

This final rule would implement a provision of the "Transparency Improvements and Compensation to Keep Every Ticket-holder Safe Act of 2018 (TICKETS Act)", which is under section 425 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Section (e) of the TICKETS Act requires the Department to issue a final rule that revises 14 CFR part 250, the Department's oversales rule, to clarify that the regulation does not limit the maximum amount of Denied Boarding Compensation (DBC) that a carrier may provide to a passenger denied boarding involuntarily. This action would also codify a self-effectuating requirement of the TICKETS Act, under section 425(b)-(d), that prohibits airlines from denying a revenue passenger traveling on a confirm reservation permission to board after the boarding pass is collected or scanned at the gate, or from involuntarily removing that passenger from the aircraft after the passenger has already boarded, subject to safety and security exceptions. Further, In accordance with existing regulations, this final rule would raise the liability limits for denied boarding compensation that carriers may impose, and the minimum liability limit air carriers may impose for mishandled baggage in domestic air transportation for inflation.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 250   
Legal Authority: FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Issuing a final rule no later than 60 days of the date of enactment of the Act  12/05/2018 
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
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:202 366-9345
Fax:202 366-7153