American Airlines yesterday followed Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways in asking the US Dept. of Transportation for a partial exemption from the tarmac delay rule set to take effect April 29, the latest indication of the airline industry's wariness over the new requirement. New York JFK this month closed its longest commercial runway for four months of construction and repair work (ATWOnline, March 2). AA, DL and JB, the airport's largest operators, say they will have to cancel numerous ...

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