A new set of federal airline passenger protection rules have now gone into affect. The rules are designed to make flying less frustrating for passengers, as well as hold airlines more accountable.
One of the rules lets the transportation department fine carriers up to 27,500 dollars per passenger if an international flight waits on the tarmac for more than four hours. Passengers can also get double the price of their ticket if they are bumped. Longer delays could cost airlines up to 1,300 dollars.
A handful of other rules are due to take affect in January, those will include posting all potential fees on carriers websites and banning them from raising ticket prices after the purchase.