GAO to probe how tarmac-delay rule affects air travel

07/16/2010 | Travel Weekly

The Government Accountability Office is looking into how the newly implemented rule on airplane tarmac delays is affecting air travel. "We were asked to investigate the impact of this rule," said Gerald Dillingham, GAO director of civil aviation issues. "We will be looking at unintended consequences." The new rule, which went into effect in late April, limits the time an airplane with passengers can be held on a runway to three hours.

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