Pakistan International Airlines A310-300. By Rob Finlayson The US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) has fined Pakistan International Airlines $150,000 for a tarmac delay of 4 hr. and 47 minutes at Washington Dulles (IAD) last October. The fine is the first for an international flight violating the DOT consumer protection rule. The rule, which took effect in August 2011, prohibits tarmac delays of longer than 4 hr. for international flights (ATW Daily News, Aug. 24, 2011). “While ...

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