Following its investigation, the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (Enforcement Office) found that the fare matrix provided on Fareportal's website falsely displayed that the same carrier operated both the outbound and return flights when in fact a different carrier operated one of the legs.  In addition, the fare matrix erroneously displayed flights as being non-stop when they in fact had multiple stops.  Because Fareportal is considered to be a ticket agent under 49 U.S.C. § 40102(45), it is subject to 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which grants the Department of Transportation broad authority to prohibit unfair or deceptive practices or unfair methods of competition in air transportation.  Fareportal stated in mitigation that it fully cooperated with the investigation and that none of the alleged facts resulted in harm to any consumers.  Fareportal explained that the customer had full view of the detailed itinerary on the same page as the fare matrix tool and could not transact with the site without reviewing the detailed flight information at least twice. Notwithstanding this position, Fareportal made significant changes to its search features and other functionality to ensure regulatory compliance. Without admitting or denying the alleged violations, Fareportal consented to an order to cease and desist from future violations of 49 U.S.C. § 41712 and to the assessment of $185,000 (half of which was payable immediately and the other half due only upon a further violation within 12 months of the order).  Fareportal, Inc., d/b/a CheapOair, Docket OST 2015-0002, March 13, 2015.