New Airline Passenger Protection Rules

Tip of the Week:  Make the New Passenger Protection Rules Work for You!

In August of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation enacted new rules that compensate air travelers who have been involuntarily bumped off of a flight.  If you’ve been bumped and experience a delay of more than two hours on a domestic flight or four hours on an international flight, you’re entitled to four times the one-way price of your ticket, up to $1300.  New passenger-protections also include the refund of checked baggage fees if your luggage is lost or for replacement of the contents.

These new regulations are important to understand, especially in these days of commonly over booked flights.  For more information you can view the detail of the regulations here.

Here’s to some peace of mind! 

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