US carriers reported 18 tarmac delays of more than 3 hr. on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than 4 hr. on international flights in July. According to the US Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), 16 of the long domestic tarmac delays occurred July 13 and involved flights bound for or departing from Chicago O’Hare, where severe storms affected the area that day. DOT said domestic flights with the longest tarmac delays ...

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