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U.S. airline flights stuck for at least three hours on airport tarmacs fell 86 percent in May, the first full month of a rule that subjects carriers to fines for such delays.
U.S. airline passengers face more flight cancellations as carriers led by Delta Air Lines Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it will not approve requests, from five airlines, for a temporary exemption to the tarmac delay rules.
DALLAS — New government rules make it less likely that you'll be stranded for hours on the ground inside an airplane this summer.But could you be grounded for days instead?
At least two airlines are already sending flights back to the gate if they're caught in tarmac delays approaching three hours, the cut-off point for new fines that take effect on April 29.
A third airline is requesting to be exempt from a new federal rule that limits the time passengers can be held sitting in a plane on the runway due to construction at a local airport.
Airlines are pushing back against new rules that give fliers more rights.