The US Department of Transportation (DOT) on Feb. 28 handed down fines of $1 million to American Airlines and $750,000 to Delta Air Lines for subjecting  passengers to extended tarmac delays at airports across the US over the last several years. Under the DOT’s Tarmac Delay Rule, US carriers are required to develop contingency plans for extended tarmac delays, which include assurances that domestic and international passengers will be given the opportunity to deplane flights ...

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