US Dept. of Transportation said it assessed a civil penalty of $55,000 against TACA International Airlines for violating rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of airfares.  DOT said that for a period of time in 2010 and this year, TACA “used a program on its website that allowed consumers to search for flights on exact or flexible dates. Searches by both methods produced airfare quotes noting that the fares did not include taxes and fees, but TACA failed to disclose the type ...

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