This holiday travel season, here are 3 ways Transportation has your back

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As our economy and our families continue to recover from the shockwaves of a grueling pandemic, more and more Americans have returned to traveling this year. That’s good news: travel is good for our economy as well as our spirits. 

But that return hasn’t been without challenges. Airlines struggled to keep up with demand over the summer, and cancellations and delays surged. And while their on-time performance has improved considerably in the past six months, there is still a long way to go. 

With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up soon, we at the Department of Transportation have been focused on supporting travelers—whether they’re behind the wheel, boarding a train, or headed to the airport. And if you’re one of the nearly half of American travelers planning to fly this holiday season, there are a few things you should know. 


You have rights, and we’re enforcing them 

First and most importantly, if your flight gets cancelled for any reason, you are entitled to a full cash refund. Airlines may offer you credits or miles instead, but if you ask, they’re required by law to refund not only your

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