Jun 29. The Miami affiliate of CBS visited Miami International Airport on Wednesday to survey how passengers cope with flight cancellations.
Looking at the flight information board displaying late afternoon and evening flights, the reporter noticed more than 20-cancellations of arrivals and departures of various airlines. Many passengers were frustrated and worse, stranded.
While international travelers have the option to purchase flight cancelation insurance, domestic airline passengers do not. Although the Montreal Convention, a universal treaty, allows passengers to claim compensation for the damages caused by travel disruption, attorney David Weinstein states that “passengers are not guaranteed compensation for expenses incurred due to domestic flight cancellation, or delay”. Weinstein adds that “passengers best check their airline’s home page for specific information about this issue”.
Source: CBS News