Travel Delays

The airline industry's on-time performance this year has been its worst in more than a decade.

That is why President Bush is ordering a series of steps designed to help reduce air traffic congestion and flight delays.

The Transportation Department has been drafting regulations that include an increase in the fees airlines must pay to travelers when they get bumped from a flight.

The fee would go from the current $200 to $600.

The President's announcement comes just ahead of the holiday travel crunch.

An expected 27 million people are expected to fly worldwide over the next two weeks.