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US to force airlines to reimburse delayed baggage


Washington, Jul 2 (EFE) .- The United States government will require airlines operating in the country to return passengers’ baggage money for which they charge extra and do not arrive on time, a announced this Friday the White House.

The intention of Joe Biden’s executive, with this and other measures, is to protect consumers and promote fair competition within the industry.

“These rules will specifically ensure that if a passenger pays for their baggage, they should receive that money if the bag doesn’t arrive on time. Also, if a passenger pays for a service such as Wi-Fi and it does not work, he will quickly receive this money back, ”assured a press conference Biden’s economic advisor, Brian Deese.

The official explained that the two measures are part of a package that the US president will release “soon” and send to the Department of Transportation for implementation to promote more competition and lower prices for consumers.

The package will also include the obligation to report baggage and cancellation fees transparently and in advance so that consumers “have a clear understanding of the fees” and “what they are actually paying for”.

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