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Thousands of passengers remain stranded at DIA Wednesday

What you can do if you get caught up in the seemingly more common airline travel meltdown
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Posted at 9:04 AM, Jun 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-28 19:42:30-04

DENVER — The travel meltdown persisted at Denver International Airport Wednesday morning.

FlightAware logged 74 total cancellations at DIA as of 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, even more than at the same time Tuesday. There were also 124 total delays.

That number only continued to go up, climbing to 75 cancellations and 138 delays.

If you find yourself in this situation ahead of the July 4 holiday travel period or in the future, there are some things you can and can't do when things go wrong at the airport.


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Thousands of travelers stranded at DIA, more than 5 dozen flights canceled

Katie Parkins
6:33 AM, Jun 27, 2023

Airline passengers have rights that are enforced by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

According to the D.O.T., a customer is entitled to a refund if the airline canceled a flight, regardless of the reason, and the consumer chooses not to travel.

If your flight is delayed, be sure to check your airline's policies. You might be entitled to some type of compensation for your wait.

The company may even offer meal vouchers or free hotel accommodations for overnight delays, but airlines are not required to do so.

Airlines are required to compensate passengers if their bags are damaged, delayed or lost.

Travel experts say non-stop and morning flights are the most reliable flights you can take.

The FAA said flight cancellations trended lower through this Spring than they did last year.

Read the full story from our partners at The Denver Post.

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