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Airlines Report 27 Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, No Tarmac Delays Over Four Hours on International Flights in May

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its July 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of May 2017.  In May, airlines reported 27 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and no tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights.  Twenty-four of the long tarmac delays took place in Philadelphia on May 25, when there were heavy thundershowers in the area.  All reported extended tarmac delays are being investigated by the Department.

Updated: Friday, July 14, 2017

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year, March 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its June 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of April 2017.  In April, DOT received 1,909 complaints about airline service from consumers, up 70.0 percent from the total of 1,123 filed in April 2016 and up 68.6 percent from the 1,132 received in March 2017.

The reporting carriers canceled 1.6 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in April 2017, up from the 0.9 percent cancellation rate posted in April 2016, but down from the 1.8 percent rate in March 2017.

Updated: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Flight Delays

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

Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2019
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