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US Airways asks for PHL tarmac-delay exemption

Sorry we missed this development yesterday. US Airways has asked the Department of Transpsortation for a PHL exemption from the rules, set to take effect April 29, that would impose heavy fines on airlines for long tarmac delays, Other carriers already have asked DOT for exemptions for New York-area airports, citing in particular runway construction at Kennedy that could make on-time performance there even worse.

US Airways asks for PHL tarmac-delay exemption

Sorry we  missed this development yesterday. US Airways has asked the Department of Transpsortation for a PHL exemption from the rules, set to take effect April 29, that would impose heavy fines on airlines for long tarmac delays, Other carriers already have asked DOT for exemptions for New York-area airports, citing in particular runway construction at Kennedy that could make on-time performance there even worse.

US Airways in its filing cited PHL's proximity to New York and noted that it often is an alternative to the other airports if flights have to be diverted. A little more detail can be found here.  

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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