Articles tagged “tarmac delays”

Frontier Airlines Gets Fined $1.5 Million for Stranding Passengers on Tarmac

Frontier Airlines Gets Fined $1.5 Million for Stranding Passengers on Tarmac

Associated Press

Frontier Airlines clearly botched the handling of a snowstorm in Denver, and had it not been for hard-fought tarmac-delay rules, passengers would have had no recourse other than relying on the largess of the airline.

1 year ago

Ground Delays at U.S. Airports Are on the Rise

Ground Delays at U.S. Airports Are on the Rise

Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press

Runway construction and schedule changes are some of the factors driving up the taxiing time at airports around the country, causing not only passenger frustration but also increased operating costs of hundreds of millions of dollars extra.

3 years ago

Southwest Gets $1.6 Million Fine for Tarmac Delays, DOT’s Largest Such Penalty

Southwest Gets $1.6 Million Fine for Tarmac Delays, DOT’s Largest Such Penalty

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Consumer advocates fought hard to get this tarmac delay rule in place. The airlines bitterly fought the rule and predicted the sky would fall if the tarmac delay rule went into effect. You can be sure that Southwest will ensure that it has adequate ramp staff on the job the next time one of these big snowstorms comes around.

4 years ago

An Epic Tarmac Delay as Cathay Pacific Passengers Were Stuck on Plane for 16 Hours at Chinese Airport

An Epic Tarmac Delay as Cathay Pacific Passengers Were Stuck on Plane for 16 Hours at Chinese Airport

Associated Press

If China had tarmac delay regulations then the airport in Zhuhai would be in big trouble as Cathay Pacific passengers were reportedly stuck on the plane on the tarmac for 16 hours. The airport supposedly supplied the aircraft with food and water during the incident.

5 years ago

Hundreds of Southwest Passengers Impacted by Tarmac Delays, DOT Investigating

Hundreds of Southwest Passengers Impacted by Tarmac Delays, DOT Investigating

Associated Press

Tarmac delays of greater than three hours are subject to the airlines having to pay fines. Lots of carriers cancelled flights before the storms to allow for such contingencies.

5 years ago