US Dept. of Homeland Security announced yesterday that it is ending the so-called "30 minute rule" for flights operating into and out of Reagan Washington National Airport. Under the rule, which was imposed when DCA reopened after 9/11, all passengers and cabin staff were required to remain seated for the first 30 min. of any flight out of DCA and the last 30 min. of any flight into the airport.

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Other News - 07/14/2005" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.