The US Department of Transportation (DOT) fined American Airlines $1.6 million Dec. 14, related to excessive tarmac delays involving 27 flights at three US airports in 2013 and 2015. An investigation by DOT’s Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings office found that American Airlines allowed a number of domestic flights to remain on the tarmac for more than three hours without providing passengers an opportunity to deplane. Under DOT rules introduced in April 2010, US airlines operating ...

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