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U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Pakistan Int’l Airlines $150,000 for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation imposed a $150,000 civil penalty on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for violating the relatively new “tarmac delay” rule.  PAIOrder In this case, the flight from Manchester (UK) to New York’s JFK International Airport diverted to Washington Dulles International during an October 2011 “early winter weather event” which caused significant equipment

GAO Issues Recommendations for Rules at Slot-Controlled Airports

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the operations and rules at slot-controlled airports in the United States.  In its lengthy Report, the GAO examined in substantial detail the current utilization of slots, its impact on competition and congestion, and the effect of new beyond-perimeter flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National

GAO Issues Briefing on Delayed Baggage and Options for Compensating Airline Passengers

 The General Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a briefing late last week on delayed baggage in the airline industry and options for compensating passengers. GAO Briefing.  The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 required such a briefing from the Comptroller General.  In preparing its briefing, the GAO interviewed DOT officials, airline representatives, and consumer organization representatives, analyzed