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H.R. 6566 (116th): Airline Travelers Equity Act of 2020

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 21, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 6566


April 21, 2020

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


To ensure that an individual who has purchased an airline ticket through an air carrier or a third party is reimbursed during the covered emergency period.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Airline Travelers Equity Act of 2020.


Reimbursement for a canceled flight

Section 4114 of the CARES Act (Public Law 116–136) is amended by adding at the end the following:


Reimbursement requirements for canceled flights


In general

For an air carrier to qualify to receive a loan under section 4003 or a grant under section 4113, the air carrier shall certify to the Secretary that the air carrier will reimburse a consumer for a canceled flight, not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this subsection or the cancellation of such flight whichever is later, the amount paid to the air carrier by the consumer or by a third party for a flight canceled by the air carrier or canceled by the consumer during the covered emergency period as defined in section 12003.



Paragraph (1) shall not apply in the case of a passenger who was reimbursed by the third party or through travel protection insurance.