U.S. DOT (AVIATION & AIRLINES) / U.S. Department of Transportation fines United Airlines for violating tarmac delay rule.

February 14, 2013 press release available here.

“WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today said United Air Lines violated federal rules last May by not informing passengers on an aircraft delayed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport that they had an opportunity to leave the plane as it sat at the gate with the door open.  DOT fined United $130,000 and ordered the airline to cease and desist from further violations. Continue reading