US airlines reported only three flights in July with tarmac delays of more than 3 hr., compared to 161 flights in the year-ago period, the US Dept. of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported Monday. BTS said the turnaround came with only a slight increase in the rate of cancelled flights. The month’s extended delays involved three American Eagle Airlines flights held at Chicago O’Hare during a “severe thunderstorm” on July 23, BTS said. ...

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