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'Marketplace' Report: Passenger Bill of Rights

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'Marketplace' Report: Passenger Bill of Rights

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'Marketplace' Report: Passenger Bill of Rights

'Marketplace' Report: Passenger Bill of Rights

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Legislation that would create a "bill of rights" for airline passengers was introduced in February after JetBlue passengers were stuck on a tarmac for eight hours without heat, proper food, water and toilet facilities. JetBlue instituted its own passenger bill of rights, but a federal law covering all airlines has yet to be passed by Congress. Sam Eaton of Marketplace talks with Madeleine Brand about its status as summer travelers fill the nation's airports.