Lawmakers propose big changes to boost air passenger compensation
US lawmakers proposed sweeping new consumer protections offering greater air passenger compensation.
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey sponsored the Passengers’ Bill of Rights and FAIR Act – ‘Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees.’
It would mean compensation for delayed flights and carriage on other carriers .
Airlines would have to pay at least $1,350 for denying boarding due to overbooked flights.
The legislation would also ban further shrinking of plane seat sizes.
Consumers would have greater powers to sue airlines when things go wrong.
Airlines have had success blocking consumer protections in the past.
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