Commentary: The Three-Hour Tarmac Delay Rule

(Republished with permission from the Business Travel Coalition.)


On April 29 a U.S. Department of Transportation rule goes into effect, after a 120-day notice, requiring U.S. airlines to provide passengers an opportunity to deplane after three hours on the tarmac on most commercial aircraft, providing it is safe and operationally feasible to do so. Earlier this year, Business Travel Coalition cautioned DOT that a 120-day implementation period was entirely inadequate. Likewise, BTC encouraged airlines to finally step up and seriously address passenger

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