US Dept. of Transportation said last month that airline reports continue to show that long tarmac delays have been reduced significantly at US airports since its 3-hr. tarmac delay rule went into effect April 29. According to data released by DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, only United Airlines among the US's 18 largest carriers reported a flight in August with a tarmac delay of more than 3 hr. In the year-ago period the airlines experienced 66 extended delays. The ...

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