DOT fines American, Delta for extensive tarmac delays

Credit: Rob Finlayson

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...

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