Biden Proposes New Rule to Help When Flights Get Canceled or Delayed

Flights canceled or dramatically late? New rules announced by President Biden could take some of the sting out of air travel disruptions.

President Biden announces new rules for passengers who have their flights canceled.
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Flyers who have their flights canceled or backed up by hours could soon get relief from haggling with airlines. President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Buttigieg announced the formulation of new rules Monday requiring U.S. airlines to compensate passengers and cover expenses such as meals, hotels and rebooking in cases where the airline has caused a cancellation or significant delay. 

The hidden hassle of having flights canceled

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Ben Demers
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Ben Demers manages digital content and engagement at Kiplinger, informing readers through a range of personal finance articles, e-newsletters, social media, syndicated content, and videos. He is passionate about helping people lead their best lives through sound financial behavior, particularly saving money at home and avoiding scams and identity theft. Ben graduated with an M.P.S. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Vassar College. He joined Kiplinger in May 2017.