In comparison, the total number of complaints filed against domestic airlines in October fell to 79 complaints compared with 100 a year earlier. (But those were also up from 61 complaints received in September 2016.)
The agency recently began highlighting the number of complaints alleging discrimination based on religion, race and national origin.
But that’s about it.
In recent months, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has urged the Transportation Department and airlines to do more to combat bias incidents of “flying while Muslim.” CAIR staff attorneys have said that little or nothing is done to prevent airlines from unfairly removing passengers or preventing them from flying on the basis that they pose a security risk even when the evidence is flimsy and suggests anti-Muslim bias.
The monthly consumer report — which was published Monday and is available online — also tracks the number of flight delays, arrival times, mishandled baggage loss and other consumer-related data.
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