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Tarmac Delays

American Eagle Airlines Fined $900,000 For Tarmac Delays

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.14.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Sometimes it seems like airline passengers just can't win: The government cracks down on airlines that keep people cooped up on pla...

JetBlue Exec Apologizes To Trapped Passengers On YouTube

Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel

After stranding a planeload of passengers on a Connecticut tarmac for seven hours during the weekend snowstorm, JetBlue has taken to YouTube to issue ...

Help! Someone Is Spilling Into My Airline Seat

George Hobica | Posted 12.26.2011 | Travel
George Hobica

Although some airlines have rules addressing such situations, including Southwest, which requires "passengers of size" to purchase a second seat, there's no standardized regulation. What can be done?

New Protections Coming For Air Travelers

AOL Travel | David Jones | Posted 06.20.2011 | Travel

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines to disclose hidden fees, ...

Airlines Evade 3-Hour Tarmac Rule For 2nd Straight Month

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — There were no airplanes stuck on the ground for more than three hours in November – the second straight month airlines avoided ...

Good News: Airline Delays Down; Bad News: 6 Pets Died

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation released their report on June airline statistics. It is the first report since the new rule prohibiting a...

Flight Delayed: New Protections For Airline Passengers

Samantha Bomkamp, AP Transportation Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- You've heard the horror stories of airline passengers stranded on the tarmac for hours without food or water or even sanitary bathroo...

No Exemptions For Airlines On Tarmac Time Limit: Fines Of $27,500 Per Passenger

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday he has turned down requests from five airlines for temporary exemptions to a rule...

Tarmac Delays Limited: Government Imposes 3-Hour Limit

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Stinky toilets, crying babies, airless cabins – the Obama administration said Monday passengers don't have to take it any mor...

Readers' Worst Airline Delays

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, Congress heard from passengers' rights groups about the urgent need to pass new airline regulations. Advocates say the proposed measures, w...

Tarmac Delays

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congress heard a litany of horror stories last week from passengers' rights groups, who were in Washington to push for new requirements for airlines. ...