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Airlines to Issue Cash Refunds for Delays and Cancellations

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Key Takeaways

  • Biden administration introduces rules for automatic cash refunds for flight delays and cancellations.
  • "Significant" delays defined as three hours for domestic and six hours for international flights.
  • Airlines required to disclose fees upfront, including baggage and reservation changes.

If you've booked a flight anytime within the past few years, you've more than likely experienced an unexpected change in your plans when the flight gets delayed or worse - cancelled.

While some airlines are more prone to cancelling or delaying flights than others, everyone in the industry is facing challenges of staffing shortages, maintenance issues, and battling extreme weather.

Some airlines also dont provide any reasoning for the inconvenience, leaving you to wonder as you scramble to change your plans: why did my flight get cancelled?


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