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DOT May Force Airlines to Treat Passengers with Respect

submitted on June 3, 2010 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"

"DOT Proposes Additional Consumer Protections for Air Travelers

Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today proposed new consumer protections for air travelers, building on the Department of Transportation’s recent rule banning carriers from subjecting passengers to long tarmac delays and other deceptive practices.

Specifically, the new proposed rule would:

• increase compensation for passengers involuntarily bumped from flights

• allow passengers to make and cancel reservations within 24 hours without penalty

• require full and prominently displayed disclosure of baggage fees as well as refunds and expense reimbursement when bags are not delivered on time

• require fair price advertising

• prohibit price increases after a ticket is purchased

• mandate timely notice of flight status changes"

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    Posted by honesta on June 3, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    they will never let this bill pass.
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    Posted by tammy987 on June 3, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    It would be nice if they did. But, I'm kind of skeptical, too. Neutral
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    Posted by Solstice on June 3, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    If I can get all that, then they can keep the crummy peanuts.

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