Tarmac delays fall as new regulation takes effect

Last month, I posted an item in this space wondering if tarmac delays of three hours or more were likely to go down now that airlines face heavy fines for them. Yesterday's report from the Department of Transportation on May airline on-time performance provides some of the answer: In fact, long delays are becoming even more rare than they were in recent months, with only five of them reported during May. A full report can be found in a USA Today story.