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SECTION 158
Prohibited practices by travel consultants
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 10-A
§ 158. Prohibited practices by travel consultants. It shall be illegal
for any travel consultant and, if such travel consultant is a
corporation, any officer or director thereof, to engage in any or all of
the following enumerated practices:

1. Knowingly misrepresent the quality or kind of service, type or size
of aircraft, vehicle, ship or train, time of departure or arrival,
points served, route to be traveled, stops to be made, or total
trip-time from point of departure to destination or other services
available, reserved or contracted for in connection with any trip or
tour.

2. Knowingly misrepresent the fares and charges for transportation or
services in connection therewith.

3. Knowingly advertise or otherwise offer for sale or sell
transportation or services in connection therewith at less than the
rates, fares and charges specified in the currently effective tariffs of
the carrier, who is engaged to provide such transportation or services,
or knowingly offer or give rebates or other concessions thereon, or
knowingly assist or permit a person or persons to obtain such
transportation or services at less than such lawful rates, fares and
charges.

4. Knowingly misrepresent that special priorities for reservations are
available when such special considerations are not in fact granted to
members of the public generally.

5. Knowingly sell transportation to a person or persons on a
reservation or charter basis for specified space, flight or time or
knowingly represent that such definite reservation or charter is or will
be available or has been arranged, without a binding commitment with a
carrier for the furnishing of such definite reservation or charter as
represented or sold.

6. Knowingly sell or issue tickets or other documents to passengers to
be exchanged or used for transportation if such tickets or other
documents will not be or cannot be legally honored by carriers for
transportation.

7. Knowingly misrepresent the requirements that must be met by a
person or persons in order to qualify for charter or group fare rates.