The U.S. Department of Transportation have made some changes to rules pertaining to air passenger travel. Amont these changes:
1) A passengers who has had their boarding card scanned and has boarded the aircraft may not be removed for bumping purposes.
2) Compensation for bumping has increased from $675 to $775 for flights between 1 and 2 hours, and from $1350-$1550 for flights over 2 hours.
3) Mishandled baggage amounts are raised from $3500 to $3800.
These rules pertain mostly to domestic flights and include non-U.S. airlines operating within the U.S. The changes will take place in April