Making Flying (Slightly) Less Unpleasant
Obewon posted earlier about the Obama Administration acting unilaterally on job creation. Unilateral action is not new to the presidency, and those of us that follow regulation know that a hostile Congress frequently leads Presidents to lean on agencies to produce policy. Yet another example came last week from the Department of Transportation.
US air travelers gained increased consumer rights last week when the Department of Transportation’s new “passenger protection rule” came into force.
The new rule doubles the level of compensation payable to passengers bumped from overbooked flights, with compensation of double the cost of a one-way fare, up to $650, if an alternative flight would delay the passenger between one and two hours, and four times the cost of the fare, up to $1300, for delays over two hours.
One of many ways in which the lives of ordinary Americans is being improved quietly under the Obama Administration.Click here for reuse options!
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