New US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) regulations aimed at providing "protections" for airline passengers went into effect Tuesday, boosting compensation for involuntarily bumped passengers and imposing a 4-hr. tarmac delay limit on international flights at US airports. Airlines have opposed the rules (ATW Daily News, April 21), which they view as unwarranted government intervention in day-to-day business operations. But US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the ...

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