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US Airways, Continental Airlines and American Airlines adhere to three-hour tarmac rule

16-Apr-2010 10:57 AM

US Airways, Continental Airlines and American Airlines have all either created new procedures or altered existing procedures to avoid fines from the Department of Transportation's (DoT) new three-hour tarmac delay rule (Tribune Newspapers, 14-Apr-2010). Under the new rule, carriers that hold passengers on a grounded aircraft for more than three hours face maximum fines of USD27,500 per passenger.