FAA funding bill may mean big changes for fliers – or none

An impending fight in Congress this spring over the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill could affect your next flight, for better or worse.

Trade associations call the appropriations bill the most important piece of legislation in the travel industry. The last one, passed in 2012, not only funded the FAA but also turned tarmac-delay rules into law and established an advisory committee for Aviation Consumer Protection.
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FAA bill offers a mixed bag for air travelers

It looks as if the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill can fly, after all.

It took five years of debate and more than two dozen short-term extensions, but the legislation finally passed this week.
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