Continental Airlines and US Airways implemented passenger deplaning procedures for lengthy tarmac delays in preparation for the US Dept. of Transportation's new rule taking effect April 29 that will require airlines to let passengers disembark when delays reach 3 hr. or face hefty fines. "To protect itself from being fined, US Airways has implemented 'trigger' points to monitor delay times," the carrier wrote in its weekly employee newsletter. "If a plane is out on the taxiway for ...

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