US House and Senate members reintroduced passenger rights legislation in the wake of President Barack Obama's election. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Olympia Snow (R-Maine) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) introduced bills to their respective chambers that would force airlines to provide passengers with basic necessities during a ground delay, offer the option to deplane every 3 hr. and create a complaint hotline administered by the Dept. of Transportation. Passenger rights provisions ...

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