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    The affiliate formerly known as ojmoo
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    January 18th, 2005
    New Airline Regulations
    The Dept of Transportation instituted some new rules for airlines. From Finally, Some Good News for U.S. Airline Passengers | Reuters

    Some of these rules sort of goes without saying, I can't believe they had to be made this a rule.
    ◦Airlines must refund baggage fees if the bags are lost. (Hmmm you mean an airline could lose you bag and then return the fee they charged for losing you bag?
    Do airlines really do this?)

    ◦Airlines are now prohibited from price increases after tickets are purchased.
    (I have purchased many ticket, I have never had to pay more for a flight once I had bought the tickets. How can they charge more once4 you have already paid them?)

    ◦Carriers must now include government taxes and disclose all other fees when advertising plane fares. This should make it a lot easier to compare fares between airlines.
    This one I really LIke alot.

    Other rules
    ◦Airlines are now required to pay passengers $1300 if they are forced to give up their seats on overbooked flights and arrive at their destination more than 2 hours later than originally scheduled. This is up from $800. Passengers who are bumped and arrive within two hours of their scheduled time can receive $650, up from $400.

    ◦Foreign carriers must release passengers stuck at U.S. airports after 4 hours on the tarmac, or be fined up to $27,500. Passengers on U.S. carriers must be released after 3hrs in a ruling last year by Ray Lahood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

    ◦Airlines must notify consumers of delays of more than 30 minutes.

    ◦Passengers are now able to cancel reservations within 24 hours of a booking without penalty.
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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    ◦Passengers are now able to cancel reservations within 24 hours of a booking without penalty.
    That one I could have used over the years...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    January 18th, 2005
    Smoke & mirrors used to divert attention to some real plolllems - imo

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    I wonder what rules they're changing to the detriment of travelers. Here come the new, undercover fees and increases in fees already instituted.

    The bottom line for me: just get me from point A to point B safely, please.


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    Don't get me started about the TSA circus...
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    Member bestwebman06's Avatar
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    January 15th, 2011
    its awesome. you have just described the real picture of the airlines!!
    adding all the taxes while advertising is great! then the real fair will be known and people can take decision properly!

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    its good to know about all such things..........

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