US Dept. of Transportation yesterday denied requests from five US airlines for temporary exemptions from the new tarmac delay rule that takes effect April 29. JetBlue Airways, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines sought exemptions for their operations at New York JFK until the main runway, which is undergoing rehabilitation, reopens later this year. This was followed by requests from Continental Airlines for exemptions at New York LaGuardia and Newark and by US Airways at Philadelphia ...

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