DOT proposes rules aimed at protecting air travelers

The Department of Transportation proposed several measures in an effort to protect air passengers. For example, the DOT proposed increasing the maximum compensation for involuntarily bumped passengers to $1,300, up from $800. Officials have also proposed expanding rules related to tarmac delays. Currently, the rules apply to domestic airlines at large and midsize airport hubs. The DOT would expand those to include all U.S. airports as well as foreign carriers.

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