DOT consumer-protection rules will take effect Tuesday

08/22/2011 | USA Today

New consumer-protection rules for airlines go into effect Tuesday. The federal rules include extended tarmac-delay fines for international airlines of up to $27,500 per passenger and increased compensation for passengers who are bumped because of an oversold flight. "Market forces, not additional regulations, are already providing customer benefits," said a spokesman for the Air Transport Association.

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