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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 10:07 pm, Tue Jun 3, 2014.

At 36,361 words, the document laying out the latest proposed Transportation Department passenger protection rule is an epic, a few pages longer than Franz Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis.”

Passenger advocates hope that after a 90-day comment period, the proposed regulation will bring positive changes to the way Americans fly. Airlines, however, claim that the story will have a darker ending, leading to an overregulated aviation industry in which customers pay more to fly.

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