US carriers reported seven tarmac delays longer than 3 hr. in October 2011 compared to no tarmac delays in October 2010 (ATW Daily News, Dec. 8, 2010), according to the US Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). BTS said there were 11 international flights with tarmac delays of more than 4 hr. in October. Under an expansion of the tarmac delay rule that took effect Aug. 23, international flights at covered US airports are now prohibited from ...

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