The Dept. of Transportation's tarmac delay rule, introduced in April 2010, has resulted in a "42% surge in bad-weather airline cancellations," at a cost of "billions of dollars"in airline costs, business disruption and lost productivity, according to an extensive study by aviation consultants Darryl Jenkins and Joshua Marks released Tuesday. "The rule works in ending tarmac delays, but at a very, very heavy price," Jenkins told reporters during a webcast ...

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