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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE53 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Refunding Baggage Fees for Delayed Checked Bags 

The Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) would require airlines to refund checked baggage fees when they fail to deliver the bags in a timely manner as provided by the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016. The Department would also require airlines to promptly provide a refund to a passenger of any ancillary fees paid for services that the passenger did not receive as provided by the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. No. 115-254    Pub. L. No: 114-190   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  The FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 requires the Department to issue a final rule on this matter within one year of the enactment of the statute, or by July 15, 2017.  07/15/2017 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  10/31/2016  81 FR 75347   
ANPRM Comment Period End  11/30/2016 
NPRM  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Blane A. Workie
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
Room 4116/C-70, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9345
Fax:202 366-7153