US Dept. of Transportation said the nation’s largest carriers reported only one flight in January with a tarmac delay of more than 3 hr., down from 20 flights in January 2010. The airline was Delta, which reported a tarmac delay of 211 min. Data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics showed there have been only 16 tarmac delays of more than 3 hr. at US airports since the tough tarmac delay rule went into effect in April 2010 (ATW Daily News, April 29, 2010). The report ...

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