As Airlines Fend Off Angry Travelers, Lawmakers Demand Cancellation Fines


Members of Congress are demanding that airlines compensate increasingly irate travelers amid a surge of cancellations and delays that could worsen over the July Fourth weekend.

Senators this week fired off letters to major airlines and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg calling on them to protect consumers who’ve complained of disrupted airlines. The pressure on the aviation industry comes at it continues to struggle with staffing shortages, skyrocketing fuel prices and lingering supply-chain issues.

Online flight tracker Flight Aware reported as of Wednesday afternoon there were over…



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