Congress passes FAA reauthorization bill with consumer protection provisions

After several delays, the House today passed a five-year reauthorization bill for the FAA, which had previously passed the Senate.

The bipartisan bill includes a number of consumer protection provisions, including provisions related to:

  • refunds for cancellations and significant delays
  • seating for travel with children and passengers with disabilities
  • access to customer service agents

The bill also moves the Office of Aviation Consumer Protection from the AEGIS of the DOT General Counsel to a new Assistant Secretary position.

A press release jointly issued by a number of consumer groups when the bill passed the Senate is available here

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