The Department of Transportation is seeking comment from the public about whether airlines should be forced to pay additional compensation for involuntarily bumping people from their flights. Given the near-90% loads this summer, this would be a good idea for passengers. Currently, airlines need only pay $200 in compensation if they involuntarily bump someone but get them on a flight that leaves within 2 hours (it’s $400 if it’s more than 2 hours later). The DoT is considering upping that to about $600 and $1,200. For $1,200, they can feel free to bump me.