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Proposed Change in Overbooked Flights Comp Rule

By Linda Tancs

For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation is considering upping the ante on compensation for stranded passengers.  Current rules allow for compensation up to $200 for domestic flights delayed up to 2 hours and international flights delayed up to 4 hours.   For delays past 2 hours and 4 hours, respectively, the ante is raised to $400.

Of course, these amounts are not indexed for inflation.  That’s why one of the proposals on the table is to increase the $200 cap to $624 and the $400 cap to $1248.  There are other proposals as well, such as eliminating all compensation limits and using the ticket’s value as a guide.  What say you?  Weigh in with your two cents by September 10, 2007.  Go to http://dms.dot.gov and plug in docket number OST-01-9325-4 to read all of the proposals and instructions for public comment.

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