NextGen -- not fines -- would be best way to prevent tarmac delays

The Transportation Department's attempt at reducing tarmac delays will result only in more travel headaches, according to an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. "It's not as though the airlines are marooning customers for kicks," it asserts, noting that most problems start with bad weather and are then "exacerbated by the paleolithic U.S. air traffic control system." Fixing that system is the best way to prevent extended tarmac delays, the piece concludes. Meanwhile, in another piece, airline industry veteran Scott Nason agrees that an "aging" air traffic management system plus capacity and operational limitations are factors that contribute to the problem. Nason calls the new government rule "bad regulation that is going to harm many consumers."

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