New Rules for Tarmac Delays, Bumped Passengers on Oversold Flights, Baggage Fees

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  1. Horse
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    I'm more thinking we'll get more canceled flights. Why take the chance if anything is less than ideal, just cancel and move on.

    Like all good ideas, this will bite us.
     
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    From the article:
    "Airlines will soon be required to refund bag fees if they lose luggage, and they'll pay travelers more for bumping them from a flight."
    Translation - Ticket prices will be going up.......to cover this.
    Also...what about those of us with status on that airline to cover said baggage fees (ie 1 or 2 bags fly free). No refund obviously!
    "The federal government planned to announce new passenger protections Wednesday that also expand a tarmac-delay rule to prevent passengers from being stranded on international flights for longer than four hours."
    Translation - More canceled international flights anytime it looks stormy (or even might rain). Forget about snow/ice arrivals/departures now......so goodbye leaving ORD NYC etc in the winter for a flight to Europe.....
    "The airlines will also have to include fees and taxes in advertised prices."
    Translation - Read the fine print. Just taxes and government-imposed fees have to be included. Nothing about bags or upgrades or pillows (semi-kidding..see US Air) here....(only that such have to be disclosed on the website....)
     
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    Or YQ
     
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