Summary: H.R.2124 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2124. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/25/2017)

Bumping on Overbooked Airplanes Requires Dealing Fairly Act or the BOARD Fairly Act

This bill directs the Department of Transportation to modify a federal regulation relating to oversold flights to ensure that an air carrier:

  • may not refuse to transport a passenger holding a confirmed reserved seat on a flight to provide a seat for another passenger, regardless of whether such passenger is an air carrier employee;
  • negotiates and solicits a volunteer to relinquish his or her space before boarding the aircraft; and
  • if necessary, continues to increase the amount of compensation offered until a volunteer willingly accepts the offer in exchange for relinquishing a confirmed reserved seat.