Last year I told you about the Federal Aviation Administration Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act , which brought new consumer protections for air travelers. For instance, the act limits the time passengers can be held in a plane on the tarmac during flight delays.
Back in June, the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a new rule that came with a number of new consumer provisions. Monday is the deadline for public comments on the rule that would:
• provide an increase in 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
Tell DOT what you think of the new rule's provisions at this regulations.gov page .