Monday, December 21, 2009

New DOT rule limits airline tarmac delays

A Department of Transportation rule announced earlier this morning will go into affect after it is entered into the Federal Reserve. The new rule or law of flying states that no airline may allow their planes or flights to sit on the tarmac for more than three hours. The people are tired of getting their rights bent when taking into affect the "minor delays" quote most airlines say before boarding the planes. The airlines have a duty as a business to deliver these people on time to their designated places. If a plane is going to sit longer on the tarmac now, they must schedule in advance so that the passengers and the Department of Transportation-Aviation will know ahead of time.

I think as a passenger of planes, that I agree in full with this law or rule. People that run the airlines and fly the planes hire flight crews to do a job that they are designated to do. When people are buying tickets from Minnesota to Michigan and the expected time with minor delays say 1 hour and 45 minutes, then they expect it to be around 2 hours total. They do not expect to get on the plane and wait fourty five minutes to ascend and fourty five more minutes to deboard when they arrive at their destination. It would just make flying so much easier and I think it would even be better for the companies. Employees would get use to do things more efficiently and it would cut down on delays and time lost so that they can get more flights out each day.

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