Bags Arrive Late? Airlines Are Gonna Pay for That. Literally.

Sweet revenge will soon be ours

July 29, 2016 9:00 am

If you’ve ever lost your mind in the vicinity of an airline baggage carousel (so, all of you), we have some potentially good news. 

You know when you pay $50 to check a bag, and then the airline loses it? Drops it? Throws it out mid-air? Does something that results in you showing up at your destination sans bags and then doesn’t refund you for a service (namely, on-time delivery of your luggage) that you never received? 

A new law’s gonna try to fix all that

If your bags don’t show up within 12 hours of the scheduled arrival of a domestic flight (or 15 for international), your fees will be refunded. The bill was signed into law last month, and the U.S. Transportation Secretary is expected to put it into practice before the end of the year.

Here’s the full legalese mumbo jumbo, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Who said government never did anything for you? 


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