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July 20, 2021, 10:42 a.m. ET

July 20, 2021, 10:42 a.m. ET

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The Transportation Department on Friday proposed expanding consumer protections for airline passengers, acting on a sweeping executive order aimed at promoting competition that President Biden signed earlier in the day.

The new rule would require airlines to refund checked baggage fees for luggage that is delayed more than 12 hours for domestic flights and more than 25 hours for international flights. Carriers are currently required to refund fees only when luggage is lost.

The rule would also generally require airlines to refund other fees, such as those for wireless internet access during flight, for services that aren’t delivered. Under current…

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