You’ve planned your vacation carefully, packed only the essentials, and double-locked the front door, only to find out that … your flight is canceled, the airline lost your luggage and your hotel room is not exactly what you expected. I found this article to be very helpful and informative! You do have rights.
We have put together the best tips to protect your rights as a traveler, including how to get your luggage back, how to get your flight re booked and how to negotiate compensation when things go really, really wrong.
If you get bumped from a flight
Airlines are legally allowed to sell more seats than they have, to hedge against no-shows. Most passengers give up seats willingly in exchange for cash or travel. Because this is a problem that just won’t go away, the Department of Transportation has raised the compensation for passengers who are bumped, or, in DOT parlance, “involuntarily denied boarding,” and requires an airline offer cash on the spot to victims — not just a travel voucher.
But some passengers are bumped from their flights before they even get to the gate. You’re more likely to be bumped if:
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