S.1733 - Customers Not Cargo Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 08/03/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/03/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1733 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/03/2017)
Customers Not Cargo Act of 2017
This bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to revise regulations to:
- prohibit an air carrier from forcibly removing a passenger from an aircraft after boarding because the carrier oversold the flight or to provide a passenger seat to an employee of the carrier;
- establish standards for resolving oversales once an aircraft has been boarded through escalating incentives to passengers to encourage voluntary rebooking; and
- require an air carrier, to the extent practicable, to resolve issues related to overselling a flight before boarding the flight.
DOT shall consider providing exceptions in such regulations for a medical emergency or a circumstance that poses a threat to the safety of the flight.