>>Airlines Rolling Out Updated Policies After Summer Travel Chaos
(Undated) -- Major airlines including American, JetBlue and Delta are rolling out updated policies following a summer of flight delays and cancellations. Scott Keyes from Scott's Cheap Flights says the move will create a welcome and much needed standardized policy for when a traveler's flight is severely delayed or canceled.
Going forward, it's not going to depend on those things. The guidelines spell out what passengers will receive if they are stranded, including meal and hotel vouchers. However, the policies apply only for problems within the airline's control such as mechanical or staffing issues, not weather delays.