Transportation Security Administration

'Travelers' Rights': The top resource

"What are my rights?" You often hear travelers ask that question -- most frequently about air travel, but also occasionally about rental car, rail, and bus travel. You don't hear about your rights when you buy a TV set or go to a play, but travel is different. And, yes, air travelers, in particular, have a few "rights" guaranteed and enforced by the federal government that don't apply to other goods and services. But for the most part your rights in any purchase are governed by the contract you have with the seller. And, in travel, those can be pretty murky. Fortunately, you can find just about everything you need to know about your rights in the publication...