Column: Travelers face severe consequences when carriers fail

04/8/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The

Airlines are no longer required to accept travelers who purchased tickets on carriers that have stopped operating, the Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney writes. He noted that Congress did not renew a law protecting travelers if an airline fails. "The lack of government safeguards, coupled with more-frequent failures, makes struggling airlines riskier for consumers," McCartney noted.

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