Airlines need to develop detailed plans to avoid having passengers stranded onboard delayed aircraft for long periods, the US Dept. of Transportation Inspector General said in a report released this week. IG Calvin Scovell recommended that the federal government require airlines to have policies for stranded passengers that would specify how long they would have to wait before being allowed to leave an aircraft. He noted that in the first seven months of 2007, 28% of US commercial flights ...

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