In response to the number of flight delays and cancellations, the Department of Transportation has launched a new online dashboard that will provide more information to travelers. The service is launched just ahead of the Labor Day travel-heavy weekend.
According to the AP, travelers "will be able to check the dashboard and see what kinds of guarantees, refunds or compensation the major domestic airlines offer in case of flight delays or cancellations. It’s designed to allow travelers to shop around and favor those airlines that offer the best compensation."
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been pressuring the airlines to improve their service and give better solutions for travelers who are facing cancellations and delays.
"Passengers deserve transparency and clarity on what to expect from an airline when there is a cancellation or disruption," said Buttigieg. "This dashboard collects that information in one place so travelers can easily understand their rights, compare airline practices, and make informed decisions. The Department will continue to support passengers and to hold airlines responsible for adhering to their customer obligations."