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H.R. 3481: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to require air carriers to disclose to consumers the actual wheels-off and wheels-on times for certain domestic passenger flight segments, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3481

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 25, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Sires) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to require air carriers to disclose to consumers the actual wheels-off and wheels-on times for certain domestic passenger flight segments, and for other purposes.

1.

Consumer information on actual flight times

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Transportation shall modify regulations contained in section 234.11 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, to ensure that—

(1)

a reporting carrier (including its contractors), during the course of a reservation or ticketing discussion or other inquiry, discloses to a consumer upon reasonable request the projected period between the actual wheels-off and wheels-on times for a reportable flight; and

(2)

a reporting carrier displays, on the public internet website of the carrier, information on the actual wheels-off and wheels-on times during the most recent calendar month for a reportable flight.

(b)

Definitions

In this section, the terms reporting carrier and reportable flight have the meanings given those terms in section 234.2 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of this Act).