US Dept. of Transportation said that the nation’s largest carriers recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 79.8% for 2010, an improvement over 2009’s 79.5% on-time arrival rate, citing it as further proof that April’s tough tarmac delay rule has been effective (ATW Daily News, Oct. 13, 2010). According to data released by DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the December on-time performance rate of 72% remained flat compared to December 2009 but was down ...

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