There are new rights for airplane passengers. Noting the frustration of many flyers, the Biden Administration released a new list of rights overnight. Here are the highlights:

  • Airlines will be required to issue automatic refunds for domestic flights delayed over three hours, international flights delayed by six or more hours, or if a flight has a significant change. It also includes checked bags not being delivered within 12 hours.
  • The refunds must be given within seven days if charged to a credit card
  • Junk fees are being regulated. Airlines must tell customers up front what the fee is for checked or carry-on bags and changing a reservation.
  • Airlines must assure that seats are guaranteed
  • Misleading promo discounts are now prohibited

Airlines will be slapped with significant fines if they break the rules.