Price-gouging probe: Airlines Probed Amtrak

Published: July 25, 2015

Price-gouging probe: Airlines Probed Amtrak, Federal regulators have launched an investigation into allegations that America’s top airlines hiked fares in the aftermath of the deadly Amtrak train crash.

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) sent letters to five carriers inquiring about pricing for the air travel routes most impacted by the 12 May crash.

Eight people were killed and more than 200 injured when the Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia.

Train service was disabled for one week between New York and Washington as crews worked to clean up and repair the heavily damaged rail line.

Consumer complaints about “irregular fares” in the immediate aftermath of the crash prompted the DOT to look into possible price-gouging by the airlines, the regulator said in a statement.

Price-gouging probe: Airlines Probed Amtrak

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