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Flight Delays

On-Time Performance Disclosure and Tarmac Delays

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

Rules and Guidance

Rules Regarding On-Time Performance Disclosure and Tarmac Delays
P.L. 112-95: Filing tarmac delay contingency plans with DOT 

- Text of P.L. 112-95

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- February 24, 2012 DOT implementing notice

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

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- May 2012 DOT Implementing Notice

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

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

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14 CFR Part 234 (prior to April 2011 amendment)View Rule


Guidance regarding On-Time Performance Disclosure and Tarmac Delay rules
Enforcement policy on extended tarmac delays11/22/16View PDF
Frequently Asked Questions  
Consumer Rule I12/30/09View Link
Consumer Rule II04/25/11View Link

Enforcement Orders

Enforcement Orders Regarding On-Time Performance Disclosures and Tarmac Delays
NameOrder No. Document
TAP Portugal2017-7-1 View PDF
Spirit Airlines2017-3-21 View PDF
Delta Air Lines, Inc.2017-2-17 View PDF
Air India2017-2-13 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 rouge2014-10-23 View PDF
Air Europa2014-5-5 View PDF
British Airways PLC2014-4-8 View PDF
Qantas Airways Limited2014-1-11 View PDF
VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. d/b/a GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes2013-11-23 View PDF
Alaska Airlines, Inc.2013-11-17 View PDF
United Airlines, Inc.2013-10-13 View PDF
Avianca2013-8-9 View PDF
American Eagle Airlines, Inc.2013-7-18 View PDF
Air China Limited2013-5-3 View PDF
Caribbean Airlines Limited2013-3-15 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 Corporation2012-9-21 View PDF
JetBlue Airways Corporation2012-8-25 View PDF
Air India2012-5-4 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 Airlines2009-11-16 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 about On-Time Performance and Tarmac Delays
Analysis of Impact of Tarmac Delay Rule
Coping with Flight DelaysView PDF
Development of Contingency Plans for Lengthy On-Board Ground DelaysView PDF
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017
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