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Published:January 21st, 2008 02:13 EST

Going to the Super Bowl? DOT Warns of Ticket Scams

By SOP newswire

DOT Cautions Consumers on Super Bowl Air Travel Ticket Scams.  Air travelers going to Super Bowl XLII this year should be aware that not all tour packages include a ticket to the Feb. 3 game in Phoenix.

  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) consumer protection rules require any operator marketing a Super Bowl air package that is promoted as including game tickets to have the tickets in hand or have a written contract for the tickets before the operator does any advertising.

The Department cautions travelers that if a game ticket is not specifically mentioned in advertisements or other solicitation material or listed as a tour feature, the ticket is probably not included.

DOT’s rules state that if a tour was described as including a game ticket and you do not receive one, you are entitled to a full refund of the entire package price upon your return.

People may file complaints about Super Bowl tours that advertise tickets but do not provide them by contacting the Aviation Consumer Protection Division online at, by voice-mail at (202) 366-2220 or by TTY at (202) 366-0511.

Media Contact: Bill Mosley, (202) 366-4570