U.S. Sets 3-Hour Limit on Tarmac Waits for Plane Passengers


The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let
passengers stuck in stranded airplanes exit after three
hours.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the
three-hour limit and other new passenger protections long
sought by consumer advocates. From January to June this year, 613 planes were delayed on tarmacs for more than three hours.

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