Pete Buttigieg tells airline CEOs to shape up after summer of flight delays or face new rules

Pete Buttigieg tells airline CEOs to shape up after summer of flight delays or face new rules

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has warned airlines that his department could draft new rules around passenger rights if the carriers don’t give more help to travelers trapped by flight cancellations and delays. Buttigieg is asking airline CEOs to, at a minimum, provide lodging for passengers stranded overnight at an airport and give out meal vouchers … Read more

Explained: Europe’s summer travel chaos

Explained: Europe's summer travel chaos

Strikes and staff shortages are forcing airlines to cancel thousands of flights and causing hours-long queues at major airports, dashing hopes for a sizzling first summer following widespread COVID-linked lockdowns. Here is a summary of some of the key developments: Plowing unrest After sweeping job cuts and pay cuts when COVID-19 brought travel to a … Read more

Summer 2022 air travel: What to know if your flight gets canceled or delayed

Summer 2022 air travel: What to know if your flight gets canceled or delayed

Amid one of the busiest summer travel seasons US airports have experienced in years, experts say passengers should know their rights when airlines delay or cancel flights. Under federal law, airlines that cancel flights are required to give cash payouts to customers who decide not to travel, said Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights. … Read more