Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 1.djvu/140

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114 STAT. 104 PUBLIC LAW 106-181—APR. 5, 2000 (iii) A description, by air carrier, of how the air carrier has implemented each commitment covered by its plan. (iv) An analysis, by air carrier, of the methods of meeting each such commitment and, in such analysis, provide information that allows consumers to make decisions on the quality of air transportation provided by such carriers. (v) A comparison of each air carrier's plan and the implementation of that plan with the customer service provided by a representative sampling of other air carriers providing scheduled passenger air transportation with aircraft similar in size to the aircraft used by the carrier that submitted a plan so as to allow consumers to make decisions as to the relative quality of air transportation provided by each group of carriers. In making this comparison, the Inspector General shall give due regard to the dif- ferences in the fares charged and the size of the air carriers being compared. SEC. 225. INCREASED FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST BAG- GAGE. Deadline. Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall initiate a rulemaking to increase the domestic baggage liability limit in part 254 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations. SEC. 226. COMPTROLLER GENERAL INVESTIGATION. (a) STUDY.— The Comptroller General shall conduct a study on the potential effects on aviation consumers, including the impact on fares and service to small communities, of a requirement that air carriers permit a ticketed passenger to use any portion of a multiple-stop or round-trip air fare for transportation independent of any other portion without penalty. Deadline. (b) REPORT. — Not later than June 15, 2000, the Comptroller General shall transmit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the results of the study. SEC. 227. AIRLINE SERVICE QUALITY PERFORMANCE REPORTS. (a) MODIFICATION OF REPORTS.— In consultation with the task force to be established under subsection (b), the Secretary shall modify the regulations in part 234 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, relating to airline service quality performance reports, to disclose more fully to the public the nature and source of delays and cancellations experienced by air travelers. Deadline. (b) TASK FoRCE. —Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a task force including officials of the Federal Aviation Administration and representatives of airline consumers and air carriers to develop alternatives and criteria for the modifications to be made under subsection (a). (c) USE OF CATEGORIES.—In making modifications under subsection (a), the Secretary shall— (1) establish categories that reflect the reasons for delays and cancellations experienced by air travelers;