A senator from Louisiana and a congressman from North Carolina said bills attempting to curb excessive airline fees would likely receive bipartisan support.
Under new U.S. regulations, airlines will face fines of as much as $27,500 per passenger if they hold them on taxiways for more than 3 hours, officials say.
A passengers' rights group says it has endorsed legislation in Washington to keep airline passengers from sitting on stranded planes for more than three hours.
Airline passengers in the United States will be provided with information regarding flight delays to avoid lengthy tarmac waits, travel advocates say.
The executive director of a U.S. airline passenger group said new fees for a slew of airline services are provoking negative reactions.
Two American Airlines passengers who were left stranded on diverted airplanes for more than eight hours have sued the airline.
The U.S. Transportation Department is using a new source to help determine potential airline protections: actual plane passengers.
A group of American Airlines passengers stuck on a tarmac in Texas for nearly 10 hours is pushing for a federal Passengers Bill of Rights.
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