Biden: Administration working to carry airways accountable over flight cancellations

President Biden on Tuesday stated his administration will maintain airways accountable after mass flight cancellations snarled journey after Christmas Day.

“1000’s of flights nationwide have been canceled across the holidays. Our Administration is working to make sure airways are held accountable,” Biden tweeted, urging clients who had been affected to go to the Division of Transportation’s web site to see if they’re entitled to compensation.

Relying on the circumstances of a canceled or delayed flight, clients could also be owed vouchers, a refund, or to have the price of a rebooked flight lined beneath an settlement between airways.

1000’s of Individuals had their vacation journey upended due to widespread flight cancellations this week within the aftermath of an enormous winter storm that has affected a lot of the nation.

Southwest Airways has been the largest supply of hassle for vacationers, canceling greater than 60 p.c of its flights on Monday and Tuesday. The airline has stated it’ll possible take just a few days earlier than it could get again to its regular flying schedule.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has stated he’ll weigh in on the problems in some unspecified time in the future on Tuesday.

Biden has beforehand focused airways over so-called “junk charges” added onto the worth of tickets, arguing it was a supply of added prices for a lot of Individuals at a time when costs had been already rising as a consequence of inflation.