The US Dept. of Transportation is pushing back against claims that the 3-hr. tarmac delay rule in the US domestic market is leading to an increase in flight cancelations, arguing that it is “misleading and premature” to reach conclusions from data collected since the rule’s April 29 imposition. Airlines that don't comply with the rule (ATW Daily News, April 29) are subject to steep fines. A 113-page study, conducted by Joshua Marks of Marks Aviation and Darryl Jenkins ...

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