Airlines Informative - Must Read for all air travelers-Rule 240

Review by 32031 on 2007-04-06
If your flight is delayed for other than weather problems or reasons totally out of their control, you have rights under each airlines Rule 240 for compensation. You are eligible for free meal vouchers, hotel accommodations, phone calls, and other amenities. They may have to book you on a substitute flight on another airline. Most agents don't know about this rule but all US airlines have it in their contract of carriage. When you purchase a ticket you also agree to abide to their contract. Well, so do they.

For more information go to http://www.mytravelrights.com/travellaw.cfm?ai=3
(Why TWA is on the list is a mystery as they were acquired by American Airlines in late 2001)
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-10-17
Posted by S on 2007-04-06:
Thanks for the tip... though I'm sure they have plenty of loop holes buried in the contract... but still good to know...
Posted by Skye on 2007-04-06:
Great review. Thanks for the information.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-06:
This is true... but define 'beyond their control'. If there is a mechanical delay, that isn't within their control, or a crew shortage, or most anything. The only thing that falls within their control would be if they decided not to fly that day.
Posted by rhondam718732 on 2007-04-09:
Crew shortage isn't out of an airlines' control. They know when a crew is expiring and they know how to contact new crews. Yes it's taxing and takes time, but they employ people to only focus on scheduling 40 hrs a week...
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-17:
A Rule 240 does not apply to changes or cancellations made by the control tower.

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