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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE53 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Refunding Fees for Delayed Checked Bags and Unused Ancillary Services 

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: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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  07/21/2021  86 FR 38420   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/20/2021 
Final Rule  07/00/2022 
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:202 366-9342
Fax:202 366-7153