Flight impediments have been a consistent issue for US travelers since last year. Despite airlines getting major bailouts from the federal government amid COVID in 2020, they continue to face very real staffing issues to this day.
These staffing issues led to travelers missing out on planned trips. Some people found themselves stranded in airports amid botched connecting flights and otherwise facing travel predicaments.
The continuous nature of these issues is leading to more calls for airlines to face accountability. Thus far, accusations of airlines scheduling flights they may not be able to fulfill have come up as well.
Now, Democratic lawmakers are throwing their weight behind legislation that would mandate airlines to refund customers who face flight delays or cancellations.
What to know about the Cash Refunds for Flight Cancellations Act
In essence, this legislation would make travelers eligible for refunds in multiple cases involving issues with flights. One such example includes if airlines opt to cancel flights within two days before travelers are scheduled to depart.