US Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said the nation’s largest carriers reported three tarmac delays longer than 3 hr. in September, compared to four flights in September 2010 (ATW Daily News, Nov. 12, 2010). DOT this month issued its first-ever fine of $900,000 for lengthy tarmac delays against American Eagle Airlines (ATW Daily News, Nov. 16); the rule restricting tarmac delays for US domestic flights to 3 hr. or fewer became ...

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