S.947 - TICKETS Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 04/26/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/26/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.947 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/26/2017)
Transparency Improvements and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe Act of 2017 or the TICKETS Act
This bill prohibits an air carrier from denying the boarding of a flight by a passenger who has been cleared to board, without the passenger's consent, unless such passenger presents a safety, security, or health risk.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) shall revise federal regulations relating to oversold flights:
- to eliminate specified dollar amount limits on compensation provided to a passenger denied boarding involuntarily, and
- to determine whether limits on the number of seats oversold for a flight are necessary and, if so, to consider whether to impose such limits based on a percentage of seats available on the aircraft.
The DOT shall prescribe regulations to require an air carrier to:
- check in its employee or that of another air carrier seeking accommodation on a flight at least 60 minutes before its scheduled departure, and
- specify on a passenger's itinerary and publicly post its policies with respect to oversold flights and requiring passengers to give up their seats to air carrier employees.