The US Dept. of Transportation issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking yesterday to extend the requirements of the so-called tarmac delay rule to foreign airlines' US operations and to require all carriers to adopt delay contingency plans at all US airports they serve. Currently the rule only applies to large and medium hub airports. The wide-ranging rulemaking also proposes to boost the minimum compensation offered passengers involuntarily bumped from flights from $400/$800 at ...

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