US Dept. of Transportation fined Mesaba Aviation a civil penalty of $125,000 for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities. DOT said complaints from passengers filed during 2007 and 2008 revealed "a number of violations" suggesting that the airline did not provide adequate enplaning and deplaning assistance nor the required written responses to complaints from passengers within the mandatory 30-day period. DOT rules require airlines to provide assistance, ...

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