DOT to raise reimbursement for bumped passengers

06/1/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The Transportation Department this week is expected to announce inflation-adjusted payout levels for passengers who are involuntarily bumped from airline flights. Current reimbursement levels are $400 to $800, depending on the length of a passenger's delay. Officials have not indicated what the new policy will be, though passengers' rights organizations have pushed for $800 and $1,200 thresholds.

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