US Dept. of Transportation said the nation’s largest carriers reported no flights in March with tarmac delays of more than 3 hr., down from 25 flights in March 2010. Data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics showed there have only been 16 tarmac delays of more than 3 hr. reported since the tough tarmac delay rule went into effect in April 2010 (ATW Daily News, April 29, 2010). According to BTS, the 16 carriers reporting on-time performance recorded an overall on-time ...

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