United Airlines facing $30K fine

January 15, 2010 4:13:28 PM PST
United Airlines is being fined $30,000 for failing to include a federal tax when it quoted some airfares on its Web site.The government says the airline omitted a 7.5 percent federal excise tax from some search results online.

Federal rules require that most mandatory taxes and fees be included in the quoted price of the ticket.

United says a programming error accidentally removed the tax from the base fare.