Tarmac Rule Gets You Off The Plane. Then What?

New government rules make it less likely that you'll be stranded for hours on the ground inside an airplane this summer.

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  • Tarmac rule no longer resulting in more canceled flights, study shows
    A 2010 Department of Transportation (DOT) rule that penalizes airlines for making passengers sit for more than three hours on the tarmac did not lead to a long-term increase in canceled flights, according to an audit by the Office of the Inspector General ...
    11/1/2016 - 9:42 am | View Link
  • Study: Tarmac delay rule just makes things worse
    Travelers check the departure board at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo: Paul Beaty, AP) The tarmac delay rule put in place in 2010 by the Department of Transportation to protect fliers from being stranded for hours on ...
    01/5/2016 - 7:55 pm | View Link
  • Airline tarmac rule leads to more passenger delays, study concludes
    One of the nation’s toughest passenger rights laws — a rule that fines airlines for stranding fliers on an airport tarmac — may actually increase passenger delays instead of reducing them. That is the conclusion of a new study by professors from ...
    01/26/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • DOT Tarmac Rule Cuts Long Delays
    The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that its consumer protection rule prohibiting tarmac delays over three hours has both virtually eliminated tarmac delays of more than three hours and significantly reduced tarmac delays that are between one and ...
    01/24/2014 - 6:44 am | View Link
  • The Flat Tire Rule
    It all starts with a flat tire, right? It’s a passenger’s version of “the dog ate my homework.” You show up late at the gate and your flight is taxiing to takeoff. You had a flat tire, or some other zinger. It was unforeseen. Gate agent, lighten up ...
    10/20/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Tarmac
    As per the contract, Tarmac will be responsible to deliver highways surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing along with footway and carriageway ...
    12/4/2016 - 1:41 pm | View Website
  • Customer service & tarmac delay plan
    We want your decision to fly with us to be an easy one so this Customer Service plan outlines our commitment to you. Our own internal policies and procedures have you ...
    12/4/2016 - 8:26 am | View Website
  • Tarmac Delay Rule :
    Final Rule Tarmac Delay Contingency Plans Requires foreign air carriers operating to or ... There is no requirement in the tarmac delay rule that a carrier record ...
    12/4/2016 - 8:19 am | View Website
  • Video: Man Late for His Flight Chases Plane Across Tarmac
    Look, no one wants to miss their flight, but sometimes you just have to deal with it. The Guardian reports a man was late to his flight from Madrid to the ...
    12/2/2016 - 8:24 pm | View Website
  • Chapters in the Sky
    Discovered back to the fifties, the rule mandates a constant crossectional area as measured at stations ...
    12/2/2016 - 4:28 pm | View Website
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