AirTran fined for its handling of passengers in wheelchairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation finedĀ AirTran Airways $500,000 for violating laws on handling passengers who must use wheelchairs.

In the enforcement action announced Monday, the DOT found that:

* A review of AirTran’s records indicated that it had “a significant number of apparent violations” of the Air Carrier Access Act.* “A small number of these complaints appear to involve egregious violations…”
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