With commercial airline flights fuller than ever, bumped passengers may face long waits or circuitous routes to reach their destination. Denied boarding remains extremely rare, however, and experts say volunteers can be found about 90% of the time to give up their seats in return for compensation. In those few cases where no volunteers step forward, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to raise the cap on compensation for passengers who are denied boarding against their will -- from $800 to $1,300. The Air Transport Association says it will not challenge the higher limits.

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