US Dept. of Transportation will launch an investigation into recent incidents in which JetBlue Airways and American Airlines left passengers stranded onboard aircraft for hours during adverse weather conditions, joining several members of Congress and citizen groups in an effort to find solutions (ATWOnline, Feb. 21). Secretary Mary Peters said, "I have serious concerns about airlines' contingency planning that allows passengers to sit on the tarmac for hours on end." She asked the DOT ...

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