Airline Ticket Refunds and Consumer Protections – Extension of Comment Period
The U.S. Department of Transportation is extending through December 16, 2022, the period for interested persons to submit comments to its proposed rule on Airline Ticket Refunds and Consumer Protections. In the request for extension of comment period, Airlines for America and International Air Transport Association (Airline Petitioners) seek clarifications from the Department on various issues raised in the NPRM. The Travel Technology Association, the American Society of Travel Advisors, and the Travel Management Coalition (Distribution Petitioners) also state that several issues raised by Airline Petitioners are of particular interest to Distribution Petitioners and the Department’s clarifications on those issues are needed for them to prepare comments on those issues. The Department’s responses to the list of questions raised by Airline Petitioners have been posted in the rulemaking docket, www.regulations.gov, docket number DOT-OST-2022-0089.