Bumped Fliers in Line for More Payback


The news has been consistently lousy for airline passengers lately. But there's some good news for those who get bumped from airline flights.

They'll be eligible to get twice as much compensation from U.S. airlines.

A new Transportation Department rule set to take effect next month covers travelers forced onto another flight that takes them to their U.S. destination more than two hours after their original arrival time. They'll be paid the full price of their fare up to $800.

The government also unveiled several more initiatives intended to decrease air travel delays, including a plan to reroute planes through Canadian air space to avoid summer storms.