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by Loren G. Edelstein | December 15, 2010

 JetBlue Airways is being penalized $600,000 for violating rules protecting travelers with disabilities as well as for failing to disclose when flights sold by the carrier were being operated under a code-sharing arrangement, Travel Weekly reported yesterday. The Department of Transportation ruled¬†on Monday that $350,000 of the fine would need to be paid by the carrier, while the remaining $250,000 could be used to establish a task force to audit the airline's handling of passengers with disabilities, create a disability customer care center and enhance JetBlue's website to improve its information for travelers with disabilities.