Senator Richard Blumenthal to highlight airline passenger protections ahead of holiday travel season

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Senator Richard Blumenthal is going to be highlighting airline passenger protections at the start of the holiday travel season this Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Blumenthal said that travelers are sure to confront delays, lost luggage and unexpected fees, so today he will be publicizing the ways passengers can protect themselves.

Four airlines incurred federal penalties earlier this year for failing to know consumer protection laws, including the requirement that they owe passengers compensation for lost luggage and bumped flights.

“I want to hear from travelers this holiday season any time they are confronted with surprise charges, unreasonable delays, lost luggage or other travel headaches. Passengers may be entitled to refunds and payments,” Blumenthal said.

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