President Biden Plans to Bolster Airline Consumer Protections
Carriers will soon be required to compensate passengers they inconvenience
President Joe Biden will announce on Monday that the U.S. Transportation Department aims to write new rules requiring airlines to compensate passengers for significant flight delays or cancellations when carriers are responsible.
It is the latest in a series of moves by the Biden administration to crack down on airlines and bolster passenger consumer protections.
"When an airline causes a flight cancellation or delay, passengers should not foot the bill,” U.S. Transportation Secretary (USDOT) Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.
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