In 2014, US airlines reported a total of 30 domestic flights with tarmac delays exceeding three hours and nine international flights with tarmac delays exceeding four hours at US airports—the lowest number on record, according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) latest Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). In 2009, the last full year before the domestic tarmac rule went into effect, airlines reported 868 domestic flights with ...

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