DOT to clarify reporting rules for tarmac delays

01/9/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

The DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has removed data on tarmac delays from its Web site following complaints from a consumer group that the numbers were unreliable. "It is clear that you have uncovered problems with how the air carriers are submitting their data and our internal edit checking process," said a DOT official in an e-mail to Mark Mogel of the Coalition for a Passengers Bill of Rights. "We are reviewing our directions to the air carriers now so that we can send out a clarification."

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