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Flight Delays

Flight Delays, Tarmac Delays and On-Time Performance Disclosure

A compilation of rules, guidance, enforcement orders and publications on flight delays, tarmac delays, and on-time performance disclosure.

 

Rules and Guidance

Name Document
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Tarmac Delay Rule View PDF
P.L. 112-95: Filing tarmac delay contingency plans with DOT  

- Text of P.L. 112-95

View PDF

- February 24, 2012 DOT implementing notice

View PDF

- List of carriers with 30 or more seats that must submit tarmac delay plans to DOT

View PDF

- May 2012 DOT Implementing Notice

View PDF

- April 21, 2015 Notice to Carriers Regarding Updated Tarmac Delay Plan Submission

View PDF

- List of carriers with 30 or more seats that must submit tarmac delay plans to DOT (2014 Data)

View PDF
14 CFR Part 234 - Airline Service Quality Performance Reports View Rule
14 CFR Part 244 - Reporting Tarmac Delay Data View Rule

 

Guidance

Name Date Document
Enforcement Policy on Extended Tarmac Delays 11/22/16 View PDF
Frequently Asked Questions    

- Consumer Rule I

12/30/09 View Link

- Consumer Rule II

04/25/11 View Link

 

Enforcement Orders

Name Order No. Document
Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación (Volaris) 2020-7-3 View PDF
China Eastern Airlines 2019-12-7 View PDF
Japan Airlines 2019-9-5 View PDF
American Airlines 2019-2-23 View PDF
Delta Air Lines 2019-2-22 View PDF
Allegiant Air 2018-10-7 View PDF
Icelandair 2018-5-42 View PDF
British Airways 2018-5-28 View PDF
All Nippon Airways  2018-3-21 View PDF
Compañía Panameña de Aviación 2018-3-20 View PDF
Frontier Airlines, Inc. 2017-09-11 View PDF
TAP Portugal 2017-7-1 View PDF
Spirit Airlines 2017-3-21 View PDF
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 2017-2-17 View PDF
Air India 2017-2-13 View PDF
American Airlines, Inc. 2016-12-10 View PDF
Philippine Airlines, Inc.  2016-10-6 View PDF
United Airlines, Inc. 2016-1-2 View PDF
Spirit Airlines, Inc. 2015-8-16 View PDF
Southwest Airlines Co. 2015-1-10 View PDF
China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd. 2014-11-14 View PDF
Air Canada rouge 2014-10-23 View PDF
Air Europa 2014-5-5 View PDF
British Airways PLC 2014-4-8 View PDF
Qantas Airways Limited 2014-1-11 View PDF
VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. d/b/a GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes 2013-11-23 View PDF
Alaska Airlines, Inc. 2013-11-17 View PDF
United Airlines, Inc. 2013-10-13 View PDF
Avianca 2013-8-9 View PDF
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. 2013-7-18 View PDF
Air China Limited 2013-5-3 View PDF
Caribbean Airlines Limited 2013-3-15 View PDF
United Air Lines, Inc. 2013-2-9 View PDF
Virgin America Inc.                               2012-12-20 View PDF
Copa Airlines, Inc. 2012-12-18 View PDF
Pakistan International Airlines Corporation 2012-9-21 View PDF
JetBlue Airways Corporation 2012-8-25 View PDF
Air India 2012-5-4 View PDF
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. 2011-11-13 View PDF
Frontier Airlines, Inc. 2011-6-10 View PDF
AirTran Airways, Inc. 2011-4-2 View PDF
Southwest Airlines Co. 2011-3-20 View PDF
United Air Lines, Inc. 2010-9-22 View PDF
Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. 2010-9-11 View PDF
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. 2009-11-18 View PDF
Continental Airlines, Inc. 2009-11-17 View PDF
Mesaba Airlines 2009-11-16 View PDF
US Airways, Inc. 2008-4-4 View PDF
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 2007-11-6 View PDF
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. 2007-10-5 View PDF
JetBlue Airways Corp. 2007-10-4 View PDF

 

Publications

Name Document
Analysis of Impact of Tarmac Delay Rule
Coping with Flight Delays View PDF
Development of Contingency Plans for Lengthy On-Board Ground Delays View PDF
Last updated: Friday, July 10, 2020