US Dept. of Transportation yesterday unveiled initiatives it promised would "strengthen passenger protections, improve consumer choice and reduce congestion," including doubling the maximum compensation owed to passengers bumped from oversold flights and its intention to auction off slots at New York LaGuardia. Under the new rule effective next month, passengers bumped involuntarily will be owed a maximum of $400 if they are rescheduled on a flight that will arrive at their destination ...

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