DOT Expands Passenger Protections

New, more traveler-friendly rules address baggage fees, compensation for being bumped and tarmac delays

Airport New, more traveler-friendly rules address baggage fees, compensation for being bumped and tarmac delays

The U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled new airline passenger protections in April that will require airlines to reimburse passengers for bag fees if their bags are lost, provide consumers involuntarily bumped from flights with greater compensation, expand the current ban on lengthy tarmac delays, and disclose hidden fees. The new rules go in effect Sept. 1.

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