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Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts said on Thursday that reports he’s seen on Twitter aren’t accurate. “I don’t know that I’ve seen anything that’s accurate."

Unless you travel exclusively in first class or by private jet, you've encountered flying in the "economy," "coach," or "main" cabin of a jet plane. Chances are, you've found those seats to be tight — too tight for today's travelers. Back in 2018, Congress seemed to think so and it asked the FAA to issue standards for minimum seat size. And, here four years later, FAA finally agreed: It's about to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) asking for public comments on possible future minimum seat size standards.

Unless you live on some remote planet, you know the equation that dominates the current air travel scene: Surging demand plus unprepared industry equals chaos. This year has seen an unparalleled rate of flight cancellations and delays, with no immediate fix on the horizon beyond wholesale pre-emptive cancellations. So if, like me, you're holding to plans for a late-summer or fall trip, you're probably also considering what rights and remedies you'll get if you get caught in the cancellation and delay mess. For travel within the U.S., the only legally required relief concerns the single case of denied boarding ("Bumping") due to overbooking. Beyond that, all you're due is what each airline's contract of carriage specifies. And those contracts leave you vulnerable to some big gotchas.

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