8 Airline Fees and Pitfalls to Watch Out For
Earlier this year, American Eagle Airlines bumped more than 6,000 of 3.6 million passengers. Airlines are offering fewer flights to cut costs, but increasing air traffic means a high chance of geting bumped—even if you booked your ticket well in advance.
Starting in August, though, airlines will have to pay travelers anywhere from $650 to $1,300 for involuntary bumping, depending on the length of delay. If you have time to spare, it's not a bad deal. If your delay forces you to miss your connecting flight and you have to spend a night in a Paris hotel…you might still end up short.