A series of events, most of them outside of airline control, contributed to tarmac delays as long as seven hours at Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 29, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt says. But that does not mean that the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT), which says it is investigating delays involving JetBlue Airways and potentially other carriers, is ruling out hefty fines against any carriers that were involved. Under DOT rules, airlines face fines as ...


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