Airline passengers will get new rights for delays, cancellations and other problems when new European Commission proposals come into force next year.
The measures, which still have to be approved by the European Parliament, will extend consumers' rights to assistance and compensation to rescheduled flights as well as those that are delayed or cancelled. Airlines will have to place passengers on alternative airlines if delays are longer than 12 hours.
The proposals will also ban airlines from charging for making corrections to misspelt names on tickets if the changes are made within 48 hours of booking, and they set out passengers' rights if they are stuck on a plane waiting to take off.
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