A parade of bad press for the airline industry may be having an effect on its policies: carriers are now bumping fewer travelers off flights.

The number of people involuntarily bumped from airlines was 0.52 per 10,000 passengers for January through June, the lowest rate for that time period since 1995, according to data released this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation and a decrease from 0.62 per 10,000 passengers in the first six months of 2016.

The decrease in airlines kicking ticket-holding passengers off flights comes after…
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