Your meals and hotel should be free if your plane is delayed, says US transportation chief Pete Buttigieg

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Pete Buttigieg sent a letter to 9 major US air carriers, calling travel chaos "unacceptable."

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The transportation chief said airlines should give delayed passengers meal and hotel vouchers.

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US transportation chief Pete Buttigieg said US air carriers should pay for meals and hotels for travelers facing delays

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the Department of Transportation (DOT) that showed US air carriers canceled 3.2% and delayed 24% of domestic flights during the first six months of the year.

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"These are missed birthday, parties, graduations, time with loved ones and important meetings."

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DOT will launch a new website ahead of Labor Day weekend to keep travelers apprised of airline policies related to flight delays and cancellations.

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There aren't currently any federal laws in the US that require airlines to provide free food or hotel vouchers when a flight is delayed or canceled

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There aren't currently any federal laws in the US that require airlines to provide free food or hotel vouchers when a flight is delayed or canceled

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