Caribbean Airlines fined for limiting compensation

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Posted: Oct 30, 2011 5:39 PM
Caribbean Airlines fined for limiting compensation

U.S. regulators have fined Caribbean Airlines for allegedly wrongly limiting compensation that passengers received after their baggage was delayed, lost or damaged.

The U.S. Transportation Department says in a statement on its website that the Trinidad-based carrier was fined $60,000 for giving passengers less than they were entitled to under an international air-travel treaty.

The U.S. agency says the carrier routinely told passengers that it was not liable for the loss of irreplaceable or expensive items.

Caribbean Airlines did not return emails seeking comment Sunday.