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Lawmakers call on airlines to end travel credit expiration dates
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Lawmakers are calling on major airlines to scrap expiration dates for flight credits "indefinitely" for travelers whose plans have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., sent a letter to each of the 10 major domestic airlines on Monday arguing that many consumers, who have had to cancel flights over the past year, are running out of time to use their temporary flight credits and are ultimately losing out on their "hard-earned dollars."
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Airlines for America, an industry trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment.
"We must first reiterate our belief that your airline should offer a cash refund for all tickets on flights canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, whether canceled by the airline or traveler," the letter reads.