Bring A 240 Form To The Airline
As the number of delays and cancellations increase, it’s important to know what you are entitled to, should this happen to you. The rules are different for almost every airline, and there are no federal laws or rules for how the airlines are required to compensate you. However, each airline has a set of rules they have promised to abide by, called Rule 240.
These rules, however, are often not fully understood by the airline representative working the counter, who will most likely offer you nothing (at least that’s what happened the last time my flight was delayed two hours because of a flight staff shortage). However, if you print your airline’s rules before you leave (or look them up on your iPhone at the airport) they will have no choice but to give you fair compensation.