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S. 3727 (116th): Cash Refunds for Coronavirus Cancellations Act of 2020

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Would the move bankrupt the already-besieged airline industry?

Context

With millions of flights cancelled since March due to the covid-19 pandemic, different airlines have offered different policies for customers. Some are only offering vouchers for a future flight, rather than allowing a full refund option as well.

The problem is, for various reasons, many customers don’t want credit towards a future flight. Perhaps the event for which they were originally flying has been cancelled, or perhaps they’ll still feel unsafe in crowded spaces for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, some customers just want the full refund.

A 2011 regulation from the Obama-era Transportation Department already required airlines to provide refunds if the airline itself cancels an entire flight. But some airlines have been disobeying the existing regulation (or at ...

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Markey

Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 13, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
May 13, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 13, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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History

May 13, 2020
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 3727 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3727. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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