US Dept. of Transportation yesterday asked for public comment on possible changes to the rules governing airline oversales, including a potential increase in the maximum compensation due to passengers bumped from oversold flights. Existing "bumping" rules first were adopted in 1962. Under the current rule, if the airline can arrange alternate transportation scheduled to arrive at the passenger's destination within 2 hr. of the planned arrival time of the oversold flight, or 4 hr. on ...

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