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USDOT proposes airline requirements for stranded passenger compensation

May 10, 2023

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced its plans to require airlines to compensate stranded passengers in proposed new rulemaking.

As part of the new rules, airlines would be required to compensate passengers who are stranded whenever airlines cause disruptions and pay for amenities like meals, hotels, and rebooking flights. The new rulemaking proposal comes after a two-year push by the DOT to improve passengers’ experiences.

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