By now it should be clear to all involved that when it comes to transportation, lawmakers and regulatory authorities in the US and EU maintain a glaring double standard—to the disadvantage of airlines. As Senior Editor Aaron Karp observes in his article on Washington’s new passenger rights proposals (p. 54), if an interstate train journey in the US is interrupted, or delayed for an extended period of time, no one in a position of power suggests that travelers are owed refunds ...

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